Check out this excerpt from Robert Weintraub’s new book, “The House that Ruth Built” over at Deadspin. And dig this piece by Weintraub on Alex Rodriguez and the Babe over at Slate.
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the house that ruth built
I just started reading this yesterday afternoon, so far I can't put it down.
1) That's what I'd call a ringing endorsement.
The question of Ruth's DNA has always been intriguing, but I am confident (hopeful) that it doesn't matter any more. If he had African blood—fantastic. If he didn't—that's OK, too. What difference does it make? Those of us who are pre-1700 Americans (that's me) have our stories and documents of Native American blood and wonders about African blood. And that's what makes America fascinating. The melting goes on and hopefully so does the compassion.
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