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Radio Days

Here's a funny little story lifted from Woody Allen's Radio Days movie for your amusement and debate.  It might apply to some modern day Royals.

Hello, sports fans...


and welcome to
today's edition...


of Bill Kern's
"Favorite Sports Legends."


Now, in my family...


each person had
his own favorite show.


For instance, my uncle Abe
was a great sports fan.


And he always listened
to Bill Kern.


Today's story
is about a baseball player.


His name was Kirby Kyle...


a lean southpawfrom Tennessee.


He played for
the old St. Louis Cardinals.


He threwfast, and he
had a good curve ball.


And all the hitters knew it.


He was a kid
with a great future...


but one day...


he went hunting.


He loved to hunt...


just like his father
and his father's father.


Chasing a rabbit, he stumbled,
and his rifle went off.


The bullet entered his leg.


Two days later,
it was amputated.


They said he would
never pitch again.


But the next season,
he was back.


He had one leg...


but he had something
more important.


He had heart.


The following winter...


another accident
cost Kirby Kyle an arm...


fortunately not
his pitching arm.


He had one leg and one arm...


but more than that...


he had heart.


The next winter...


going after duck...


his gun misfired.


He was blind...


but he had instinct as to
where to throw the baseball.


Instinct...and heart.


The following year...


Kirby Kyle was run over
by a truck and killed.


The following season...


he won 18 games...


in the Big League in the sky.


This has been Bill Kern...


with another
favorite sports legend.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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