Friday, May 20, 2022

RIP Roger Angell

We have these unreasonable expectations of all baseball heroes.  We want them to be good at life as well as good at baseball.  If you think about it, it’s unfair.  It’s hard enough to expect them to play baseball well.  I’m convinced there is the same division in baseball that there is in life itself: of true heroes; of people of strong principle; of ordinary everyday people; of rogues; of weaklings.

-- Roger Angell (19 September 1920 - 20 May 2022), American essayist known for his writing on sports, especially baseball, speaking in the Ken Burns Baseball documentary series, Inning 9: Home (1970 to 1994)

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