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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Quote of the Day | April 5, 2008: The Drunks Didn't Bother Me at All

From former baseball owner/pioneer/showman Bill Veeck's 1962 autobiography Veeck--As in Wreck:

We had a lot of drinkers on the team. The roistering player is one type who is always considered expendable, which means---looking at it from the other point of view---always available. The player who drinks and gets around is looked upon as a bad influence. His career, according to folklore, is brief and tragic. I had seen a few things in my young, impressionable days that did not quite sort with what I had heard. I had seen Hack Wilson arise from a tub of ice and hit 3 home runs. I had wandered around Chicago with the 1939 Cubs and had seen them run away from the field. As long they didn't start buddying up with the young kids, the drunks didn't bother me at all.

Tags: Bill Veeck, Baseball

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