Thursday, August 2, 2012

Watch Your Boiling Point

"It was the third inning of a crucial ball game late in the 1958 season. At bat Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox slugger, watched a pitched ball go by him. "Strike!" called the umpire. Williams, defending his American League batting crown, had struck out. In a fit of furry, the tempestuous Ted hurled his bat into the box seats, where it bounced of a fan's head and sent her to a hospital. After his tantrum was over, the ballplayer was penitent. "I feel terrible," he said. "I was mad at myself because I really wanted a base hit." Not all of us have runaway tempers like Ted Williams. But everyone blows his stack now and then. If you have an average temperament, you probably get angry about six times a week." 

Good Reading Rack Service, 1959

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