Bill James famously said: "If you could split him in two, you'd have two Hall of Famers." If you saw him play, he's the greatest player you'll ever see, unless you saw Willie Mays or Sandy Koufax (no one that old reads this blog). Perhaps the only player who would inspire me to link to a Yankees blog, Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson was inducted into the Hall of Fame today.
Yahoo has a decent photo essay commemorating his career. Most pictures find Rickey still; at bat, calling time-out, celebrating after a successful stolen base, still portraits. A fountain of quotes throughout his career (real and imagined), perhaps he moved too fast to be captured by the cameras of yesteryear.
Before baseball was entertainment, players were gladiators, not celebrities, and Rickey was one of the few men in the sport savvy about public relations. Sportswriters wondered if the induction ceremony would be a circus, but consistent as always, Rickey ended Rickey's day in style:
My journey as a player is complete. I am now in the class of the greatest players of all time. And at this moment, I am very, very humbled.
After having tried this we sometimes skim the crema of the espresso right before drinking the espresso using two small spoons. This seemes to give a more clean and less bitter cup which is finishing of extremly soft... crema is rubbish!
He also wrote an article about this nearly three years ago. My guess is that 90-95% of the espresso made in the world tastes bad. There's a tough-guy appeal built up around bitter espresso that is all wrong; you've got to acknowledge how bad it tastes before you can figure out how to make it taste good.
If we look into the future, then, we can reliably foresee a time in which everybody is going to be using steroids or their pharmaceutical descendants. We will learn to control the health risks of these drugs, or we will develop alternatives to them... How, then, are those people of the future — who are taking steroids every day — going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They’re going to look back on them as pioneers. They’re going to look back at it and say “So what?”
Bonus! Last night I did some guest blogging on sippey.com, although the good post was his. Meanwhile, Michael used a meta post to entice comment-blogging from other friends.
ABC News has come up with video purporting to prove that Barack Obama did not lasciviously check out a woman's ass in Rome yesterday. We undertook a Zapruder treatment and determined that he probably did, but had no choice.
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