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Shirley, it’s an honor
When the adopted son of Washington baseball patriarch Clark Griffith skipped out on us in September 1960, Shirley’s cup of anger runneth over something like this: “Cal Griffith, who promised the Senators would never leave town in his lifetime, yesterday moved his ballclub to Minnesota posthumously.”
No one else wrote like that. Probably no one ever will.
Before the little ceremony, a man said, “What a great day! We’ve got a team and a new ballpark, the sun is shining and the Nats are playing the Texas Rangers [who skipped town in 1972]. Shirley would have loved being here.”
Well, in a sense he was.
And as the Nats showed pictures of Povich on the scoreboard video screen shortly before the first pitch, the tune “My Way” came floating over the P.A. system. I don’t know whether this was a coincidence, but it seemed highly appropriate.
Just like Sinatra, Shirley Povich was an original - and the best at what he did.
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