A MIND FOREVER VOYAGING THROUGH STRANGE SEAS OF THOUGHT, ALONE


This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.



The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

OKAY, ONE MORE THING....

Hey ESPN,

Great articles this week picking the 10 best players at each position and making it so everyone could read it without signing up for your 'special access' crap.  And I did appreciate you left off the steroid kids like Bonds, Palmero, etc.

And I was surprised at how good it was, though some of the current players being included is a little presumptuous.

But seriously, HOW THE FRACK COULD YOU NOT INCLUDE EDDIE MURRAY AS A TOP TEN FIRST BASEMAN?

The guy hit 500 homers, 3,000 hits, won gold gloves and you put David Ortiz on there because he played 20 games at first base back last century?  No Eddie Murray?  Seriously?  You could argue he was better than Mantle as the greatest switch hitter of all time, maybe not, but a good argument could be made.

And no Louis Aparicio at short stop?  Better hitter than Smith, better base stealer than Smith, and probably a better fielder.  Aparicio played in an era of all grass and dirt, smaller gloves, and some seriously bad infields.  Smith played all home games and over 1/2 of the away games on nothing but smooth astro turf for miles in front of him, which is why he could park is ass in short left field to play short stop, hell, a paraplegic could play a decent short stop in those conditions.

But no Eddie Murray, mind boggling.

Sorry imaginary readers, that's been bugging me for 24 hours and I had to let it out.