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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Durham, within a couple of miles of Cameron

    R.I.P., Jim Bouton

    I loved Ball Four when it came out, and it is sad to see him gone.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/...eball-n1028606

    One of my favorite lines from the book was a response he got from another player, while giving a fake radio interview: 'So, what the hardest thing about being a major league ballplayer?' ' Well, Jim, I think it is persuading your wife to take antibiotics for your own kidney infection'.
    Sports Journalism was never the same, nor should it have been.

  2. #2
    Loved Ball Four. Still have my original paperback. Time to pull it back out.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Watching carolina Go To HELL!
    RIP Jim. Not my favorite Yankee pitcher of all time, but I rooted for him. Remember reading the book as a teenager. Hot stuff! LGY LGD GTHc!
    Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!

    Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
    9F 9F 9F
    http://www.EGLEW.com


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Deeetroit City
    Quote Originally Posted by JStuart View Post
    I loved Ball Four when it came out, and it is sad to see him gone.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/...eball-n1028606

    One of my favorite lines from the book was a response he got from another player, while giving a fake radio interview: 'So, what the hardest thing about being a major league ballplayer?' ' Well, Jim, I think it is persuading your wife to take antibiotics for your own kidney infection'.
    Sports Journalism was never the same, nor should it have been.
    This was a phenomenal book for the times, one that provided many quotes useful amongst select company. Sad that I remember so few of those lines now ...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    St. Louis
    Quote Originally Posted by BD80 View Post
    This was a phenomenal book for the times, one that provided many quotes useful amongst select company. Sad that I remember so few of those lines now ...
    Let's all go out there and pound some Budweiser.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Bouton had every right to be bitter. He had two outstanding seasons for the Yankees but they insisted on pitching him when he developed a sore arm and ruined a promising career.

    But he was a darn good writer. RIP.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    He forced me to think about Dick Radatz and oranges in a way I had never thought of at the time.

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