Listen: Bernstein, Baseball, The Times discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"I remember saying to myself so this. Is the big leaks. You know. There's a lot of stuff like that. How were they so when you say peeping Tom were they looking into other hotel room window? There are looking into other windows but <hes> I I would assume so I mean this. This was considered you know voyeurism yeah <hes> I mean he he wrote <hes>. Here's another passage wrote. This is startling when you think in one thousand nine hundred seventy. We've been running short of greenies. We don't get them from the trainer because greenies are against club policy greenies being seed you know so we get them from other players on other teams who have friends who were doctors or friends soon no where to get greenies one of our lads. It's going to have a bunch of green. He's mailed to him by some guys on the Red Sox and to thank you can spend five years in jail for giving your friend marijuana cigarette you know so there's stuff like that and and you know I I point out that it was the perfect book for The Times like four years later the everyone in the White House would go to jail and the president would resign so I mean you couldn't get away with fairytales anymore. That wasn't gonNA fly. PEOP- people wanted wanted their heroes. Their already been disillusioned by a lot of things in the country at that time was he like Woodward and Bernstein essentially disclosing revealing thing he just kept the Duggar reporter but I'm just saying he just was shocking to go again like I said he oh he was kind of banned from Yankee stadium for years. You know they do the old timers day game every every year there and he was banned until about nineteen ninety until nineteen ninety eight when they brought him back and he received a standing ovation when he came back so yeah. It costs a lot of bad feelings for a lot of people who just didn't understand that this was something great for baseball. I I mean this was this was opening up the clubhouse and showing that these guys you know our human I mean and I think it was fabulous. What it is what it is teammates think oh they hated it? I everybody hated it. For the most part there were handful of teammates law understood but I mean you know and it was released. In nineteen seventy yeah did it become a new all-time right right out of the gate at bestseller and it's funny like a lot of time. Remember Baseball -ASEBALL at that point is number one in this the commissioner helped make it a bestseller by making a big deal about how how negative the baseball you know so music to his ears. Now what's interesting <hes> to not this past spring but the spring before that I when I was at spring training."