Baseball crooner

Posted: September 24, 2010 in T V
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I’ve read ol’ crooner Bing of yesteryear may have been a cold sonuvabitch and rotten to his wife and kids and had really dark moods but, hell, the guy loved baseball –the world’s only legitimate sport  — so in my book that makes him better than any soccer-loving crooner: “How a near pristine black-and-white reel of the entire television broadcast of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series — long believed to be lost forever — came to rest in the dry and cool wine cellar of Bing Crosby’s home near San Francisco is not a mystery to those who knew him…” Here (NY Times)

Related: The Times has a pretty good baseball blog, called Bats. To wit: “At one of the seats in the first row of the press box at Camden Yards in Baltimore, a printout of a bull’s-eye is taped on the tabletop. This, in hindsight, should have been a warning [to his laptop, i.e.]. Here.

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