Black quarterbacks in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s were denied opportunities to lead teams and make a living. In 1969 James Harris was an eighth round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills.
Tony Conigliaro, known throughout baseball as Tony “C”, was an instant fan favorite and a legend in Boston. Tony “C” held a major league baseball record for hitting more home runs than any other teenager in the history of major league baseball, the second youngest and second quickest to reach 100 home runs.
Einstein’s theory of relativity posited that some highly specialized form of time travel could be possible. H. G. Wells intrigued readers with his unique fiction novella “The Time Machine,” a story that still resonates with people today although it was published in 1895.
Baseball fans are fun and courteous, acting like family at the ballpark. To me baseball means summer, social interactions and reminiscing of days gone by i.e. the joy of the Tiger’s Mark Fidyrich, the glory days of Maris and Mantle, Bob Gibson and Hank Aaron. Baseball is about history and tradition.
There’s a line from a song sung by Alice Cooper called “King of the Silver Screen” that goes, “Hollywood movies keep flashing through my mind, could have been Valentino if I was born in another time.” I have no illusions on the Valentino bit. Maybe “Fatino” would work for me; but Hollywood movies are always