Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Babe Ruth

In watching "Baseball," it occurs to me that Babe Ruth would have had a more difficult go of things if he were playing today.

After all, the Babe...

* went into the stands after a heckling fan
* jumped on top of the dugout on a different occasion and challenged fans to fight him
* punched an umpire
* threw dirt on an umpire
* corked his bat
* was suspended by his manager, Miller Huggins
* was suspended by American League President Ban Johnson
* was suspended by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis

I ignore his imbibing, his enjoyment of brothels, and his overeating.  I think he'd get along with those in today's society just fine.

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