1/27/2014 12:16:32 pm
Old Time photograph that I wish were true today. One can lose all sense of anticipation and excitement if the season is too long. Baseball is now like hockey, over 9 months. I remember when the only thing you get in February was Street and Smith's Baseball Yearbook. And the November Classic was played in October. I liked that.
1/27/2014 12:21:32 pm
Ernie Banks was already on the downside of a wonderful career when I became familiar with him, but he was still good for the long ball and the smiling countenance. There are people like Ernie who are blessed because they bless us. I always had the feeling he didn't really want to play two except that we wanted to watch him play two and he was thrilled to oblige.
1/27/2014 02:36:04 pm
And it's only nine months or so till the Cubs play Game 1 in the World Series.
1/28/2014 12:37:24 am
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“I don’t think people understand how Covid affects older Americans,” Mr. Caretti said with frustration. “In 2020, there was this all-in-this-together vibe, and it’s been annihilated. People just need to care about other people, man. That’s my soapbox.”
---Vic Caretti, 47, whose father recently died of Covid at 85.
---From an article by Paula Span, who covers old age for the NYT, which currently has 2646 comments, the majority criticizing the American public – and public officials – for acting as if the pandemic is “over.”
Classic wishful thinking, at a lethal level.