Hole in One

Peter Abraham from Tampa:

Yogi Berra’s golf clubs arrived today. The man himself won’t be in for another week or so. The clubs were immediately placed in Girardi’s office. The manager of the Yankees has two duties in spring training: get the team ready and take good care of Lawrence Peter Berra.

That’s classic beat writing, and it makes me smile—it’s nice to know, after so much ugliness, the game can still do that. Position players hit spring training today. It’s cold in New York, but I can’t help but think of that opening scene in the Bad News Bears, with the sprinklers chuck-chuck-chucking, and the sun rising in the distance.

It’s good to have the fellas back.

3 comments… add one
  • I felt the same way when I read that. It was a very nice observation – classic writing indeed.

    A YF February 19, 2008, 3:32 pm
  • This is when Pete is at his best. The problems arrive when he starts to try and analyze…anything.
    But, his blog remains one of the best on the web. He always espouses Chad Jennings’ Scranton Wilkes Barre blog, which is also excellent, but Chad is actually pretty good at analysis.

    AndrewYF February 19, 2008, 3:33 pm
  • It’s also nice considering those long years when Yogi was exiled himself from Yankeeland. He is the elder statesman.

    DR February 19, 2008, 4:51 pm

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