Tuesday, May 20, 2008

1990 topps

I haven't had much of a chance to do much blogging! I haven't had much time, with poltics, work and my sixteen year old daughter wrecking my car. I thought I would use my namesake Bart Giamatti as much as I like Pete Rose, I thought Bart was a great commissioner. The reason I always liked him is that he was tough and he thought more of the fans then he thought of the players and the owners.
Born in Boston, MA on April 4, 1938, Giamatti attended Yale University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in English in 1960. Giamatti went on to receive a Ph.D. from Yale in Comparative Literature in 1964
The Back of the card say's
"It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer ,filling the afternoons and evenings and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it, buffer the pasesage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high shies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most it goes...... And summer {is}gone"
A. Bartlett Giamatti
The Green Fields of the Mind

1 comment:

capewood said...

The last great baseball commissioner?

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