April 21, 2010
Animation accompanying pitcher Dock Ellis‘ hilarious account of the time he pitched a no-hitter while high as a kite on LSD and bennies. The 1970s were a different time.
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August 29, 2008
Walter Iooss' iconic image of stickball in Havana.
This is great: Walter Iooss’ photo website (mostly sports pics), with intermittent commentary.
I love this picture. For two guys in their 70s, they look cute; there was a little-boy quality to them. A couple of years went by, and I was at spring training again. I hadn’t seen Yogi or Whitey since we’d taken the picture. I said to Yogi, “Walter Iooss, remember, I took that picture of you…” And he said, “Hey Whitey, here’s the guy who took that horrible picture of us.” Whitey came over and said, “Oh, my family hated that picture. Said you made me look like a little old guy.” I thought they were putting me on. I said, “Are you kidding me? I love that picture.” Whitey said, “Love it? We hate that picture.”
Walter Iooss' photograph of Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford as little old guys.