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Great Billy Martin article
4 months ago  ::  Jan 28, 2022 - 6:03PM #31
newinn
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Jan 14, 2022 -- 3:00PM, SSBob wrote:


Jan 14, 2022 -- 11:40AM, newinn wrote:


Jan 14, 2022 -- 11:28AM, 1955nyyfan wrote:


Jan 14, 2022 -- 11:20AM, newinn wrote:


Jan 14, 2022 -- 11:13AM, 1955nyyfan wrote:


Jan 13, 2022 -- 5:24PM, newinn wrote:


Jan 13, 2022 -- 4:13PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Billy Martin had a lot of character flaws, but he was a GREAT manager. He knew Reggie Jackson was a guy who only cared about himself, and he wasn't afraid to pull him for playing half hearted. Billy was his own worst enemy, but he could manage circles around most managers today, including Boone.




might be the best single season manager in the history of baseball. Not a fan.




I'm with you New, chances are that 1 year would be followed by turmoil, mostly self inflicted. We have all lamented about how today's athletes and game has changed. I don't believe there is any way Martin could be successful in today's game. 




Your right '55. I don't think he would get through a season in today's game. I'm just finishing up a good book on the Yankees 1951 season. Di Maggio's last year and Mantles 1st. Before that I read an excellent book on Casey Stengel. We obviously were just kids then and life was much more innocent but I've been enjoying reading about those times and when even the clubhouse issues and controversies seemed so much smaller. It brings me back.




New, great to hear from you, hope you had a nice holiday season. Casey was a really interesting guy. He liked to portray himself as a bit of a simpleton but was a pretty smart baseball guy who could be tough when he had to be. I recently came across "Driving Mr. Yogi" in a used bookstore and found it to be a very enjoyable read. Gator seems like a really good man. All the best!




Happy New Year my friend. Yeah new baseball books on old times are a great light read but can bring us back to our younger days.




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You and '55 might enjoy "The 34-Ton Bat".


Don't know if you're familiar with Steve Rushin...a huge baseball fan, he used to write the “Air & Space” column for Sports Illustrated. Still has articles published there occasionally.







ordered 34 ton bat on my Kindle. Good read so far. Thanks for the heads up. Oh, got down to Myrtle yesterday. Calling for snow tomorrow. LOL...LOL

4 months ago  ::  Jan 28, 2022 - 6:09PM #32
SSBob
Posts: 10,194

Jan 28, 2022 -- 6:03PM, newinn wrote:


Jan 14, 2022 -- 3:00PM, SSBob wrote:


Jan 14, 2022 -- 11:40AM, newinn wrote:


Jan 14, 2022 -- 11:28AM, 1955nyyfan wrote:


Jan 14, 2022 -- 11:20AM, newinn wrote:


Jan 14, 2022 -- 11:13AM, 1955nyyfan wrote:


Jan 13, 2022 -- 5:24PM, newinn wrote:


Jan 13, 2022 -- 4:13PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Billy Martin had a lot of character flaws, but he was a GREAT manager. He knew Reggie Jackson was a guy who only cared about himself, and he wasn't afraid to pull him for playing half hearted. Billy was his own worst enemy, but he could manage circles around most managers today, including Boone.




might be the best single season manager in the history of baseball. Not a fan.




I'm with you New, chances are that 1 year would be followed by turmoil, mostly self inflicted. We have all lamented about how today's athletes and game has changed. I don't believe there is any way Martin could be successful in today's game. 




Your right '55. I don't think he would get through a season in today's game. I'm just finishing up a good book on the Yankees 1951 season. Di Maggio's last year and Mantles 1st. Before that I read an excellent book on Casey Stengel. We obviously were just kids then and life was much more innocent but I've been enjoying reading about those times and when even the clubhouse issues and controversies seemed so much smaller. It brings me back.




New, great to hear from you, hope you had a nice holiday season. Casey was a really interesting guy. He liked to portray himself as a bit of a simpleton but was a pretty smart baseball guy who could be tough when he had to be. I recently came across "Driving Mr. Yogi" in a used bookstore and found it to be a very enjoyable read. Gator seems like a really good man. All the best!




Happy New Year my friend. Yeah new baseball books on old times are a great light read but can bring us back to our younger days.




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


You and '55 might enjoy "The 34-Ton Bat".


Don't know if you're familiar with Steve Rushin...a huge baseball fan, he used to write the “Air & Space” column for Sports Illustrated. Still has articles published there occasionally.




ordered 34 ton bat on my Kindle. Good read so far. Thanks for the heads up. Oh, got down to Myrtle yesterday. Calling for snow tomorrow. LOL...LOL




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I was gonna ask if you'd gotten down there yet. Still gotta be better than what PA is getting.


Steve Rushin is hilarious, and the book is very entertaining & informative. It answered a question I'd had for years...what's the point of "stirrup" socks, and how/why did they come about.


If you haven't gotten to it yet, it's very interesting.




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