As to Mantle, didn't they say the same thing about Strawberry? Did anyone else read the cover story in the New York Times Magazine about a year and a half ago?
I don't know. Darryl's decline just took the wind out of me. I don't collect baseball cards but I still have hundreds of his, collected from the official places and cereal boxes and a thousand other places. Man, that guy broke my heart.
Unfortunately, my girlfriend stole my Strawberry shirt when we broke up a few months ago. It was from when he was a Met, he was drawn on with an enormous head, you know the kind. It had all sorts of moth holes in it, but I still wore it proudly.
That guy broke my heart. Yeah, there's a spot on the list for Mantle, Straw, the Doctor, etc.