Talking Sports: Opening Day brings back fond memories
“To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born.”
No good. Better not plagiarize Charles Dickens so early in the morning.
“I was born in the house that my father built.”
That’s how Richard Nixon opened his autobiography. But I was born in a Long Island hospital on a cold, snowy morning.
“My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches direct and collateral.”
Great line, and true enough for my family too. But Ulysses Grant came up with that opening sentence to his life story more than a century ago.
It’s spring time now and...
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