December 18, 2007

Two Remarks from Ty Cobb

Dr. X posts this from a hunting lodge, having locked the door and armed himself:

"Ty Cobb probably wasn't the best ball player who ever lived, although he might have been the craziest (a cross between Barry Bonds and Hunter S. Thompson). Playing for Detroit in the American League, he had no direct involvement in the 1908 National League pennant race, but the National Leaguers knew him. In 1907, 1908, and 1909, Cobb's Detroit Tigers would be the AL representative in the World Series. Two quotes from Cobb:

" 'Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men. It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out. It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.'

" 'That Goddamned Dutchman [Honus Wagner] is the only man in the game I can't scare.'



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