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    Ty Cobb

    This is interesting:

    Who Was Ty Cobb? The History We Know That’s Wrong

    http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/who-wa...w-thats-wrong/


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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    This is interesting:

    Who Was Ty Cobb? The History We Know That’s Wrong

    http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/who-wa...w-thats-wrong/


    "It's men in shorts." -- Rick Majerus
    Fascinating article on a number of levels. Particularly the idea that we often get with historical figures of "It is well know that they were ..."
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    This is interesting:

    Who Was Ty Cobb? The History We Know That’s Wrong

    http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/who-wa...w-thats-wrong/


    "It's men in shorts." -- Rick Majerus

    Thanks, that was a good read. Growing up, I read a lot of my dad's old books on baseball. I always related best to Cobb, being the shortest kid in my class, not the most talented on the field, and feeling like I had to out work, out smart, and out hustle others to be successful. I didn't admire or emulate Cobb's alleged temperament, and it's good to hear that much of that might have been embellished or outright made up.
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    Love how the author calls out his contemporaries as basically, lazy journalists. No so-called "blue wall of silence" here.

    Great read. Many thanks.
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