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CURL: On the life and death of one man
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Neither did Albert Camus (“In the end, one needs more courage to live than to kill himself”) or existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre (“The absurd man will not commit suicide; he wants to live, without relinquishing any of his certainty, without a future, without hope, without illusions … and without resignation either.”).
Still, it was Martin Manley’s decision — no one can refute that. Every man and woman will decide, alone.
But that now-dead baseball stats freak should have remembered one profound bit of advice from Ebby Calvin LaLoosh in Hollywood’s greatest baseball movie, “Bull Durham”:
“A good friend of mine used to say, ‘This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.’ Think about that for a while.”
⦁ Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times and is now editor of the Drudge Report. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @josephcurl.
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