I was 10 years old as I stood in front of Mantle. I sheepishly walked up to him, did not say a word, and just handed him the ball. Now, as pitchers and catchers get ready to report to spring training, I ponder.
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Johnny Blanchard had wanted the ball down. After the first pitch from Ralph Terry had been high, the Yankees' backstop had called timeout to remind hi...
This isn't baseball. This isn't fun. It's not fun to watch guys freezing their asses off in the most important games of the year.
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