Containing Multitudes Since 2004
You could still buy Moxie in Teddy Ballgame's hometown back then. Ted had natural moxie, that's a fact. BCNU
I've heard there are places in Boston where you can buy it. I mean, I've found it in New Hampshire, I don't know why someone wouldn't have it in Boston. Maybe at a specialty or health food store...
Actually, Stephen, I was referring to Ted's birthplace of San Diego back in the day. I imagine it was still possible then to get real Moxie, but it dried up in the Southwestern US long ago - until just recently. I had some as very small boy in Arizona, but it was over 40 years later that you get in a local store out here in SoCal. Have you ever heard of the pine-tar exhibition Ted put on at spring training in Scottsdale in the 1970's for SI? He put some pine tar on the bat's sweet spot so the ball was marked where the bat met it. He could still see the rotation on the ball, and could tell you where on the ball he actually hit! Freakish! On a side note, as Ted's mother was of Hispanic descent from Mexico, how much of a latino player does that make him? ;-) BCNU
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