Friday, May 10, 2013
Big Hair and Plastic Grass.
Thanks to Reverend Bob for linking to this book: BIG HAIR AND PLASTIC GRASS: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s, by Dan Epstein.
Yo, Randy ... Randy Smith ...
May brought additional migraines for Bowie Kuhn, via an advance excerpt of Jim Bouton's Ball Four that appeared in Look magazine. A diary of Bouton's 1969 season with the Pilots and Houston Astros, sprinkled with reminiscences from his days with the New York Yankees, Ball Four is--at least by today's standards--a highly entertaining if relatively tame read. But back in 1970, Bouton might as well have gone to Cooperstown and smeared the plaques with his own feces.