The Baseball Desert

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Wild Billy's Circus Story

The New York Times has seized the opportunity afforded by a World Series in Chicago (against the Astros, just in case you've spent the last few hours hiding under a rock) to remember one of baseball's more, shall we say, colourful characters.

The baseball purist lurking deep down inside me is sometimes uncomfortable when things stray too far from the norm, but how can you not have some admiration for a man who would be insane enough put his team out on the field dressed like this?

Still, I'll give them this - they might look silly, but at least they were wearing white socks...