19 October 2007

say it ain't so, joe.
say it ain't so.

12 years.
12 straight runs to the postseason.
6 world series appearances in your first 8 years as skipper.
4 championships in your first five years at the helm.
a record-setting 114 wins in 1998.
second only to joe mccarthy as the winningest manager of the yankees.
8th winningest manager in baseball history (behind #7 joe mccarthy)

photo mlb.com

it's been a good run, joe.
you're a class act, and we're glad we knew you.

10 October 2007

strange how these thoughts from 60 years ago are just as appropriate today. . .

"possibly I lost faith that politicians in high places
who do not have to endure war's savagery
will ever stop blundering to send others to endure it."

from a journal entry of pfc eugene sledge, 1 div usmc
after the battle of peleliu, palau islands, south pacific
15 september - 25 november 1944

This is a picture of some of the men in Company K-3-5, 1st Marine Division.
Eugene B. Sledge is in the center of the front row.
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