It is not a blasphemous work of fiction; many readers know that Mantle was an alcoholic and womanizer whose wife, Merlyn, did not divorce him despite the many humiliations he visited upon her. Using Shecter, who died inis a clever ploy. But only readers who knew Shecter will care.
The exhibit includes 25 black-and-white images that originally were published in the Daily Oklahoman. Broadcaster Bob Costas carried a Mantle baseball card in his wallet. He would eventually be as well-known for his drinking and womanizing as he would anything he did on the field.
Randy Wayne is the hottest person from Oklahoma since Mickey Mantle emerged from the small town of Spavinaw. Much like the baseball legend, Randy has a ruggedly handsome farm boy appeal to him. The sexy actor got to show off his good looks by portraying the legendary, flannel-wearing bad boy Luke Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning
Last week gave a short post on the late, great Lenny Shecter. Now, for a real taste of his no-bullshit style, here's an excerpt from "The Flower of America" chapter of his book of essays, The Jocks. There are famous Yankee players whose public images bear little relation to the kind of men they actually are—Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle, to name three. He is a super-hero.
The latest clubhouse trend — athletes who expose themselves in cellphone self-portraits — is the sort of behavior that gets guys arrested in subway stations every day. The sexting year-old diva grandpa QB, now playing barely and badly for the Minnesota Vikings, has confirmed leaving voice messages for Jenn Sterger, but disavowed the photographs. The NFL is investigating.
Greg Maddux, Cuban born, very few Cubans are circumcised nude pictures of him have been published. Alex Rodriguez.
The blue-eyed beauty Korina and her obviously artificial attributes became an instant viral sensation, though Ms. Same as it ever was, the all-stars of these teams tend to attract the most attention from the media, fans--and females. That's the reason the majority of major leaguers on this list are of the Hall of Fame--or at least All-Star--variety.
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But I can only get my head in. I can see Billy and Whitey and Yogi and Casey. My palms are all sweaty.