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Pitchers are sissies now:
[Via Lawyers, Guns and Money]

“Now” being 1946, according to the great Kid Nichols.

This reads like a perfect parody of the “in my day we didn’t have fancy curve balls or surgery for bone chips, and we had to work the turnstiles too” genre.

Except he literally says those things.


Some things never change, particularly old people grumbling about the slovenly habits of youngsters who only have to go to school up hill in one direction, rather than both directions, like it was back in the old days.

This article could be reprinted today with just a few changes and will probably be published again in another 40 years. No one ever went broke complaining about how wonderful that Golden Age was just 40 years ago.

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