Thursday, April 06, 2006

Oldie, but Definitely a Goodie

With baseball starting its seemingly endless season, we felt it was time to resurrect one of the classic quotes for all of us who see the so-called national pastime as something that stands between spring football and the regular season. Love him or hate him, Beano Cook came up with the zinger after 52 American hostages held at the U.S. embassy in Tehran for 14 months arrived home safely in 1981. Cook, when told that then-commissioner Bowie Kuhn had offered the hostages lifetime baseball passes, remarked, "Haven't they suffered enough?"

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