Category Archives: Babe Ruth


A couple of years ago I had the chance to talk with Red Slavin about the disturbing incident back in June of 1977. Whenever I see a brawl in baseball I think back to June of 1977. Only this wasn’t … Continue reading

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The following dialogue is a work of fiction. Friday night. Late September. Two teenagers hanging out on the stoop on Windsor Place.  “Fuck Derek Jeter!” Johnny shouted. “Whaddya mean, fuck Derek Jeter?” answered Billy. Johnny wasn’t having any more of … Continue reading

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