RIP Jim Bouton. Read "Ball Four" the summer after 7th Grade. One of a handful of books I've read in my lifetime that truly changed my perspective on things. Kinda like when William first heard The Who in "Almost Famous."
Jim Bouton was a pariah for many years after "Ball Four." For context, it was as if he made a political statement with every bat flip. Was glad he was finally invited back to Yankees' Old-Timers Day. 2018: https://t.co/6CDIwwv2ra 1998: https://t.co/vPcpGhjKgB