Ken Singleton dropped a line on a Yankees’ broadcast a few weeks ago. I was reminded of his words on a warm day made for baseball.
“They used to pay me to hit home runs,” he said. “Now, I’d pay them for the opportunity to hit just one more.”
Ballplayers never forget what it’s like to do something great.
Most of us never know that feeling, but we also don’t have to deal with the loss.
A man standing behind the fence outside the players’ gate at Yankee Stadium said:
“I’d trade places with Singleton in a second.”
That’s easy to say, but I think I would, too.