Joltin’ Joe was the first ball player to make 100 Grand, today that is chump change! Unfortunately money has ruined both America’s pastime and Washington DC!
The great Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford once said that the difference between yesterday’s ball player and today’s is that yesterday’s hall of famer’s were regular Joe’s. Today many of the baseball superstars are just a bunch of prima donna’s. Just like many of today’s Politicians!
What a shame as I remember a time when elections were over the very next day and ball games took just a couple of hours to play. Your strength can become your weakness and for America that has become our almighty dollar. Cie la Vie!