My good friend, Whitey Herzog, was inducted to baseball's Hall of Fame yesterday in Cooperstown. I was filled with intrigue as he spoke. The White Rat, as he was nicknamed, spoke his usual Herzogese.
He referenced---as I had heard often---his great gratitude for what Casey Stengel taught him. Whitey is Casey reincarnated.
So....my hat's off to this man who was a managing guru of baseball's elite. He is surely worthy of the honor. Knowing Whitey, this won't change his demeanor one bit. He'll continue to thrive in life as one of our very sharpest story-tellers.
Congrats, my friend.