Baseball Fans’ Memories

Baseball’s unique possession is the fan’s memory of the times his daddy took him to see the great players of his youth. The excitement of those hours, the step they represented in his growth and the part those afternoons — even one afternoon — played in his relationship with his father are bound up in his feeling toward the game. When he takes his own son to the game, as his father once took him, there is a spanning of the generations that is warm and rich and — if I may us the word — lovely.

Bill Veeck, The Hustler’s Handbook

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From the Reader’s Digest “Points to Ponder” column. (date unknown)

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