Sunday, January 12, 2014

Willie Stargell

On this date in 1988, Willie Stargell is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

"We're only playing out there. If we have to concentrate so damn hard that we can't have fun, we may as well put on a suit, sit in an office and give dictation to some secretary."


Hackenbush said...

Willie supposedly also said, "the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball'" I don't know if the pitchers who faced him thought it was much fun.

Contrary Guy said...

Good point!

I was also struck by the "dated nature" of the quote. Giving dictation to a secretary?

Hackenbush said...

When I was a child my Mom had a job where she would type up business correspondence that was delivered to our home on brown records. The machine was called a dictaphone. I just looked online and could not find a picture though. Every now and then the internet lets me down.

Contrary Guy said...

As recently as 10 years ago, I used a dictaphone at work.