Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Batting Practice

Well, I went back to work yesterday, after my vacation week off, and you know what? I need another vacation.

At least I'll have baseball's Midsummer Classic this evening to take my mind off being back at work.


Saint Louis Cardinal's pitching great Bob Gibson, known for his sarcastic wit, once caught teammate Curt Flood by surprise. He paid him a genuine compliment during batting practice.

He said, "You know, Curt, if I hit the way you do, I'd step off the toeplate and retire from pitching."

Flood smiled and nodded in appreciation.

Then Gibson continued, "In fact, if I hit the way you do, I'd probably also retire from baseball!"



WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "You see, you spend a good bit of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." (Jim Bouton)


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