The NBA draft is all the rage. Prospects are dissected, measured and weighed, interviewed and analyzed, compared to heroes of yesteryear. There is the pre-draft camp, the endless talk show hustle as well as fantasy drafts. Preceded by hype, hope and hoopla, the NBA Draft finally arrives with a cast of hundreds of personalities, nationally televised hour after hour. And then there is the endless post-draft commentary.
They are baseball's greatest franchise, a team of legends, ghosts, marker moments, odd characters. So much has been written about them and the talk stream stretches out through many decades. Herewith, a small sampling of some of the more memorable observations, enjoy.
On the Yankees
"I would rather beat the Yankees regularly than pitch a no-hit game." - Bob Feller
"It was a death struggle every day being a Yankee you either won or you lost. There was no second place. Half of us were nuts by the end of a season." - Jerry Coleman
The Weather is Heating Up and so is the Baseball Reading about “Ozzie's School of Management,” John Smoltz and more . . .
The 1927 New York Yankees,Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and Company: How Murderers' Row Shaped Baseball
When Yankee owner Colonel Ruppert's "Rough Riders," as some called them, were not going head to head against their American League competition, they were playing exhibition games in Buffalo, Omaha, Rochester, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis...
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