Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
March 19, 2005
BASEBALL: Stirrup The Drink

Shaking Spears has an ode to the stirrup:

The professional sterility of the full length baseball pant, and the occasional monotone bobby-sock/knickers look of J.T. Snow and a handful of others, are draining the cheer and boyish charm out of the aesthetics of the game. . . Stirrups are as important to the game as a dark blue-clad umpire, a white-chalked field, a dark-green fence, or the team logo on the cap's crown.

Speaking of boyish charm, one of the charms of spring training is some of the amateurish fields on which the games are played; I was watching a Yankees-Indians highlight today from Winter Haven and Tino Martinez hit a home run that basically landed in the neighbor's yard, as a large house was right over the back of the stands.

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