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Thursday, March 31, 2011
"Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu" by John Updike - Newyorker.com
An oldie but a goodie, this piece about Ted Williams' last game by John Updike is considered one of the best pieces of sports writing of all time. Ted Williams just amazes the shit out of me. Last man to bat .400, 521 career ding knocks, missed five years of his prime to two different wars and was such a sick fighter pilot the military made him an instructor for other fighter pilots. Love to see A-Rod's fancy ass do that. Splendid Splinter indeed.