Wednesday, October 07, 2009

What I Did On My Fall Vacation

I think Shank got out to Anaheim a little too early. Today it appears he actually talked to more athletes, specifically Red Sox players, and their memories of postseasons past.

While the article itself is decent, I'm left wondering if there might have been something else to write about. Since this isn't an obvious rehash of a column from last year, or before that, the answer must be no.

Some of them know a lot about baseball history. Most know less than the average fan. Just because you are good enough to make it to the big leagues does not mean you spent your childhood memorizing the batting averages of the 1977 Seattle Mariners.

I suppose that's because they're more interested at being good at playing the game instead of being the next Peter Gammons.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He couldn't have spent more than 10 minutes writing this. It's horrible. His starting premise is him running home from school to watch the World Series on the family Philco, but then takes pot shots at the players because they don't mention anything earlier than their own childhoods. In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny -- "Eh, what a maroon."