Monday, April 30, 2007
Bill Simmon posted an article last week on David Halberstam and the book he loved the most, The Breaks of The Game. There are also links to some more of Halbertam's pieces for Espn.com including his first interview with Ted Williams from which this classic Teddy Ballgame anecdote is lifted: "I was told to be ready in my motel room at 8 a.m. (at least I remember it as 8 a.m.,) and at 8 a.m., there was a ferocious knock on my door, and I went to open it, and the legend himself -- tanned, fit, stunningly handsome -- looked at me, and said, in a loud voice, 'Well, you look just like your goddamn picture. Let's go!' "