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August 31, 2014

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Very much enjoyed reading this again. When I think of the most revered ex-players, I remember how DiMaggio's troubled character was revealed after his death, and Ted Williams's crankiness and arrogance all along--and then, as Shakespeare might put it, 'haply I think on thee,' Sandy Koufax. Hard to imagine Mr. Koufax having his head cryogenically preserved, if you know what I mean.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark
                   

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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