For my upcoming booktalk about baseball I have been reading "The Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn. Here's a nice quote from the book and maybe it'll help answer a few questions that came in an email today. "'You see,' Lardner said at the l ong bar of teh Artist and Writers Restaurant, "Duke (Snider) thought if his dream came true he would be a different person. He's not unhappy about the dream. He's unhappy that he is still the same man. Happens to a lot of us. We get somwhere we wanted and find we're still ourselves." Lardner had revealed more than he intended. He said quickly, "Needles has the staying power to win the Belmont.'"