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 ...

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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.

1 comment:

Iamhoosier said...

Ball Four is one of my all time favorite reads. Even if you just have a mild interest in the game, it's worth the time.