Sparky Anderson, Bob Feller and Mickey Mantle
I started this post on November 3rd and left it on draft but was so busy when I was in NH and when I got back to LA I was so tired with lots to do so here I am Sunday November 7th. Hey! at least we got an hour back (I still need to change all my clocks at home).
My post started with ”get better Sparky” then I was so sadden when I heard the news on twitter while I was still in NH.
I remember this picture that Jon SooHoo of the Dodgers took back in May when Sparky made an appearance at Dodger Stadium when the Tigers were in town.
Rest in peace Sparky.
For more pictures of Sparky taken by Jon SooHoo, visit his blog at http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com/
My original post had a happy Birthday to Bob Feller. Happy belated Mr. Feller.
Bob Feller turned 92 years young
today last Wednesday. I still regret that I did not get his autograph when he was at the FanFest this year. Wasn’t he a cutie?
The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood,” by Jane Leavy
Several years back (Has it been that long?) I enjoyed reading Sandy Koufax: “A Lefty Legacy” by Jane Leavy. When I saw the book about Mickey Mantle is by Jane Leavy, I immediately thought that it should be a good read. I also thought of Jane Heller .
I have never read any book about Mickey Mantle but after reading this review in the LA times by Zev Chafets, I could see me reading this book. Here is the book review
Currently I am reading Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. A friend at work in NH brought a bag a books to donate to the bookcase of books that is kept in the cafeteria so I picked that book. I am only 40 pages into the book, but I don’t think I want to see the movie. It just doesn’t seem to be a book that would translate well into a movie but maybe it will be worth it just to see Javier Bardem.