Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Jack’s Winning Words 10/12/16
“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”  (FDR)  It’s Yom Kippur, a day for stressing the importance of doing the right thing.  In 1934, Detroit Tigers star, Hank Greenberg, chose not to play on Yom Kippur, the Jewish High Holy Day.  The Tigers lost that game and, eventually, the World Series.  Hank was ridiculed for the choice he made, but now, he is now admired for that choice.  The right way is always the right way.    ;-)  Jack  

FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL:  interesting story.  do you think they would have won both the game and the World Series had he played that day?  or is that just too much speculation?====JACK:  Well, he did play on Rosh Hashanah, a few days earlier and hit 2 homers, the last was a walk-off winner as the Tigers beat the Red Sox 2 to 1.  You be the judge!

FROM TARMART REV:  There was a time when Sundays were honored that way . . . not as much today! I wouldn't set myself up as good role model in this regard either.====JACK:  I remember a time when there was no ironing on Sunday, few stores were open, no going to the movie, no reading of the funny papers.  I feel no guilt over the changes that have taken place.  That was then; now is now.

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