A truly great event happened, one that changed the course of history: Earl Weaver became manager of the Orioles. The American League was never the same and “The Best Damn Team in Baseball” was just a few years away.
I gotta go with Cruise: every time I look at him, I think “Scientologist freak.” At least Costner did “Field of Dreams” and “Bull Durham.” Cruise doesn’t have anything nearly so redeeming on his resume. (With the possible exception of Mimi Rogers. Mmmmmm. Of course, Rogers is herself a Scientologist and apparently recruited Cruise into that cult.)
Go read it. There’s too much good stuff just to excerpt part of it. But here’s one sample:
“There were a few minutes when I thought it would never get here,” said Phillies catcher Chris Coste, who had to rise from his squatting position to stretch twice during the pitch’s journey in order to keep the feeling in his legs.