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Goodman throws a strike

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has thrown out a first pitch more than once at Major League spring training baseball games at Cashman Field. He actually hit his foot once and hasn’t come close to the plate on any occasion. His aim was so wild you’d...

Louie the Butcher missed his chance

Some years ago my friend Lem Banker the sports bettor was on a roll. His handicapping was skillet hot, and he invited his friend Louie the Butcher to follow his plays. Louie, who came by his nickname the hard way as a member of organized crime, saw...