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May 24, 2022

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This is fabulous on more levels than I can list, not least of which is that you got to spend a couple days in spring training with Roger Angell! And Bill Rigney! Bill Rigney, talking about the '51 playoff? Come on. The manager of the team that won maybe the most famous baseball game in history? Delight is winning the battle with Envy, but it's close. I can't tell if the DiMaggio story is better than the Henrich, or the reverse (I lean toward the Clipper). And Red Smith's "v"!!! Thanks for this, DL.

Bill Rigney became manager of the Giants later; I believe he was the 2nd baseman on the 1951 team managed by Leo Durocher.

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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
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