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Monday, April 01, 2013

Opening Day Poz

Which leads to the end of the Joe Mantegna story. When he got older, he would take his kids to Wrigley Field. And when they got there, he found that he would start reminiscing. He would tell them that there used to be no lights in the ballpark. Every game was a day game. Time would just stand still in that wonderful old park, where Billy Williams unleashed his sweet swing and Don Kessinger ranged deep into the hole for a play and Moe Drabowsky fired fastballs.

Then, Mantegna would remember and look down at his children. And they would be looking up at him, and he recognized that look. They were thinking, “Who gives a s—-, Dad? Let’s go get a hot dog.”

Coot Veal and Cot Deal taste like Old Bay Posted: April 01, 2013 at 10:03 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: frank robinson, indians, joe mantegna, wrigley field

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   1. Fat Al Posted: April 01, 2013 at 07:27 PM (#4401573)
Nice column. I'm good with anyone who'll explain/justify my crotchety whining and complaining.

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