Lucky the man with the ice-water concession

If there’s a rock and roll heaven, the Righteous Brothers assured us, you know they got a hell of a band. On t’other hand, you have to figure that the music is still pretty good on the wrong side of the Styx, simply based on the list of people you might suspect landed there.

This premise can be extended further. Consider the New Hades Yankees, who have been waiting all their afterlives for an owner like the late George Steinbrenner.

One inevitable starter in the outfield is Ty Cobb:

Cobb’s life consisted of two things at which he excelled: baseball and violence. He hit .320+ in 23 of his 24 seasons, and also fist-fought a fan in a wheelchair during a game. His career average of .367 is the highest ever, and he once drove to Princeton to beat his son with a whip for failing out of school.

Single-minded, he wasn’t.

(Via Fark.)







2 comments

  1. Lisa Paul »

    15 July 2010 · 10:05 pm

    Did you ever see the fantastic film “Cobb” with Tommy Lee Jones as Ty Cobb? Excellent and showed him warts and all.

  2. CGHill »

    15 July 2010 · 10:11 pm

    Wasn’t that Robert Wuhl playing the guy writing the book?

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