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castro at the bat: the perfect game

On the day of the press conference announcing his arrival into professional baseball, Fidel Castro stunned the sports correspondents with a seven-hour introductory speech…”   by mike morgan   FINAL JEOPARDY, 2010 A.D. A: It’s the home of the New York Mets. Q: What is Che Stadium? Most folks now…

sputnik monroe: twisted steel and sex appeal

I’ll jump in the air and shit in your hair.” — Sputnik Monroe   by mike morgan   When Hollywood decided to make a big-budget flick about the civil rights movement in this country, they opted for the story of the murders of Michael Schwerner, James Cheney and Andrew Goodman,…

bill lee: baseball’s spaceman remembered

You’re supposed to sit on your ass and nod at stupid things Man that’s hard to do And if you don’t they’ll screw you And if you do, they’ll screw you too When I’m standing in the middle of he diamond all alone I always play to win When it…

no man’s land: an essay on world war one

Could I, I thought, be the last coward on earth? How terrifying!…..All alone with two million stark raving heroic madmen, armed to the eyeballs? With or without helmets, without horses, on motorcycles, bellowing in cars, screeching, shooting, plotting, flying, kneeling, digging, taking cover, bounding over trails, root-toot-tooting, shut up on…

cabenza de gasca, the gasser

Consequently, the cat was short of change and he had to send over an expedition to the new world and knock up a little bullion. Cabenza De Gasca, the Gasser was the first lieutenant for Ferdinand and he had a bad scam in front because he got on a three…

the keys to the highway

Pop music followers were treated to hallmark critiques such as that of the only George Maharis album (him of Seventy-Seven Sunset Strip fame), which carried the banner headline ‘MOVE OVER, FRANK SINATRA!’ or ‘HELEN SHAPIRO, SHE HAS THE HIPS AND LIPS OF ELVIS PRESLEY!’ All of these, were written without…