Here’s something to make you feel just a little bit older. Mickey Mantle would have been 80 years old today.
Even kids growing up as Red Sox fans in the pre-Yaz era idolized Mantle. Besides, Yaz never had The Mick’s cachet.
Mickey Mantle was no choir boy. Nor did he take very good care of himself. Had he, he’d probably be throwing out the first ball when the World Series moves to Texas.
But that’s all part of the legend of The Mick, isn’t it?