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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Book Report :) The Ticket Out

The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw

Dar-ryl! Dar-ryl! Dar-ryl! See, it would make sense to feel bad for Darryl, but we already know his story and shaking our heads at his behavior is pretty much an annual thing. But it’s a whole other thing to feel bad for an entire team in which Darryl wasn’t even the best guy on the team (just the one who could make your jaw drop watching him). Darryl was lazy and not that committed, but the rest of the Crenshaw Boys were. If not for a crucial error in a championship game the Boys would be considered (not just arguably considered) the greatest high school baseball team EVER. This tale is tragic in every way that it is great, as only a few of these guys made it out of Crenshaw. Poor decisions, bad attitudes, crack rock, petty crime and tons of money destroyed what could have been. The Ticket Out gets a few extra points for John Elway and Jay Shroeder sightings.

On a scale of One to Five Baseballs: FOUR BASEBALLS



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