When I was in grammar school, they used to have “Book Fairs” each year. It was like a “Bake Sale” or “Plant Sale” – something they, or the PTA, did to raise some cash. At the Book Fair, the students could buy books – and they were new (although I have no idea where the school got them).
Anyway, back when I was in the 5th grade (in 1972), I bought a book at the school Book Fair that was very important to me (at the time). I probably read the thing (at least) 50 times after I bought it. And, I still have it – I guess that I’ve kept it, all these years, just for old-times sake. Here it is:
Maybe I should make a copy of the book and sent it to Joe Torre?
In any event, here’s one takeaway from tonight’s game: When your pitcher has the bases loaded, and there are 2 outs, and there’s a full count on the batter, don’t let your pitcher throw from a full wind-up.