To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed. You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Real Enthusiasm

I vividly remember seeing Mark "The Bird" Fidrych pitch his televised complete game against the Yankees in 1976.  The night pushed him to 8-1.

Here are excerpts from a recently published bio of Fidrych by Doug Wilson.  It's a good read.

Fidrych was killed in an accident as he worked on his gravel truck in 2009.

He was indeed a rare Bird.


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