This Asshole Would Have Been 126 Years Old Today…

Ty Cobb. Cleats up, baby. Cleats way up. Born 126 years ago today.. he was, by most accounts, a jerk and a racist. He was also a damn good baseball player. His .367 lifetime average is the highest to date in MLB history. My favorite photo of him:

sumpin-like-a-pimp… no? that sweater. that car. that smirk. quite a package.

Still one of my favorite movie quotes of all time: “Ty Cobb wanted to play, but none of us could stand the son-of-a-bitch when we were alive, so we told him to stick it!

Happy Birthday, Ty Cobb… ya big ole a-hole.

-bp

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3 Responses to This Asshole Would Have Been 126 Years Old Today…

  1. Pete S. says:

    ‘By most accounts’? Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that Ty Cobb was a very kind man to a great many people. Ty Cobb was a true heavy hitter when it came to donating to charity.

    Political correctness has made ‘assholes’ of almost everyone, and especially the people that continue to feed into it.

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