Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Sunday Funnies

Rabbit Maranville, the Hall of Fame shortstop, got to Cooperstown on the strength of his glovework, which was legendary.

But he was a poor hitter, both at the plate and in the brawls he doted on causing -- but pretty good at hitting the sauce.

One day Maranville -- who stood just 5-feet-5 -- came out of the team hotel and picked a fight with a cabbie. He lost the fight. Undeterred, he picked another cabbie, who also licked him. Then a third. Then a fourth. After a fifth fight, a team employee dragged Maranville away.

"What are you doing?" he demanded of Maranville.

"I'm trying to find one I can lick," Maranville said.

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