PRESIDENT GEORGE HERMAN RUTH

Well, why not? A hot dog in every pot! There would be swagger, some level of common sense, scandal undoubtedly, perhaps some (ok a lot of) unpredictability, I mean… he was a bit of a wild child. But hey, he might have hit it out of the park!  Kids loved the...

HOW ABOUT BABE ON THIS VIRUS THING?

So I think of George Herman Ruth as a larger than life figure, who remains with us, never really left, and who could lift our sprits in this difficult time. I think of the MLB utilizing footage of Babe, dubbing it in a wonderful way, with his telling us “Hey...

BABE RUTH, OR EVEN REDWOOD TREES ARE VULNERABLE

There is a wonderful group on line, Vintage Baseball Photos, aptly enough. This photo below was posted with a note that Babe Ruth’s fans, and the fans he enjoyed, were very diverse and no hint of discrimination at all. Another reason to like Babe, a lot. But,...

THE BABE’S BIGGEST FAN

Julia Ruth Stevens died recently at the great age of 102 (which is less than one seventh of the home runs hit by her adoptive father George Herman Ruth). Babe married his second wife, actress and model Claire Merritt Hodgson in 1929, and adopted Julia thereafter. She...

SPITTING IMAGE

“That is soooo gross!” “What?” “He’s spitting!  Yuck!  Do you know unsanitary that is?” “I don’t think he’s worrying about that – it’s just a nervous thing – or he’s chewing gum or, you know…” “Ewuuu, did you see that loogie?!!” Yes, spitting and baseball seem...