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 Post subject: Hey, get a job!
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 1:34 pm 
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A friend just sent me this story on what some baseball players did in the days when they actually had to get jobs after retirement. Interesting stuff.<p>Working Stiffs<p>Moe Berg's story is rather fascinating:<p>Moe Berg -- Catcher and Spy


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 Post subject: Re: Hey, get a job!
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 6:54 pm 
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His linguistic skills inspired this observation by a teammate: "He can speak seven languages, but he can't hit in any of them."<p>Heh. Reminds me of the Hearst Washington correspondent in the 1970s of whom it was said, "He is fluent in five languages. Unfortunately, none of them is English."


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 Post subject: Re: Hey, get a job!
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 9:03 am 
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Thanks, Oed. I recommend the Dawidoff book. It's highly entertaining. Berg was a pretty fascinating, eccentric guy. How he managed to keep a major-league job despite abjectly meager statistics is amazing in itself.


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