mickey,willie, jesus and the duke

ive had this on going conversation with a vendor for my company
long before i even moved away
growing up here you are born into Hoenigs’ Church Of Baseball
we know out catechism, our politics and our baseball
well most of of us at least
some play faves. some are front runners
i was baptized the first time i seen that NY logo and pinstripes
those old woman covering their hair at 6am mass that was me
baseball cards were my gospel
so i went deep into this bible being the nosey bastard i was
old videos, stats,anything i could get my hands on
my sisters birthday escapes me although i can tell you who the first DH ever was
i can sit with old men who have seen these players of legend and argue
scarily enough with this war of word factions, i can anger any old Brooklyn fan
Pinstripes are pinstripes
Baseball is baseball
So the vendor dialogue plays out this way….
Objectively pound for pound
put together the greatest team ever assembled from then til now
five years later he still has a debate even though he has been in check for some time
thirty years my senior, he just just likes the banter with a punk who knows his baseball
so in your life could you pick a team?
freinds? family? aquaintances?
anyone who has helped you along your travels, played that position as well as they could day in and day out?
the team of your life
utilty players ,relief pitchers, pinch hitters
thats’ your team that has shaped your life as you know it and will know it
baseball is the boxscore cemented and final
it goes on record
it goes in the papers
we all need a solid home team
all nine innings and for all time
Football is another story but you can watch the intro of Run Lola Run for that…
Now i start a fight in church and if anyone shall have words lets have them
and we play in an american league park whether you agree with the baseballpage.com or not

choose wisely

SS.derek jeter
2B.rogers hornsby
RF.roberto clemente
1B.lou gehrig
LF.ted williams
CF.willie mays
DH.mickey mantle
3B.brooks robinson
c.thurman munson

SP.bob gibson

Subs and bullpen:

2B.Joe Morgan
3B.Eddie Mathews
CF.Joe Dimaggio
SS.Alex Rodriguz
Dh.Babe Ruth
1B.Don Mattingly
RF.Tony Gwynn
C.Yogi Berra
LF.Stan Musial

SP.Whitey Ford
SP.Tom Seaver
SP.Don Drysdale
SP.Lefty Grove

RP.Mariano Rivera
RP.Roger Clemens
RP.Goose Gossage
Rp.Trevor Hoffman


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