Ask The Slouch
Q. I remember the Boston Braves, the St. Louis Browns, no night games, eight teams in each league with no playoffs, and the World Series over by the first week of October. Ernie Lombardi was behind the plate for the Reds and Harry "The Cat" Brecheen was on the mound for the Cardinals. How old am I? (Richard Crowley; Annapolis, Md.)
A. I can't believe I'm now getting mail from Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Q. Former Met Keith Hernandez shaved his mustache - does that give The Slouch any ideas? (Jerry Weinstein; Pittsburgh)
A. And remove the last remnants of a fabulous marinara I had at Rao's restaurant in 1997? No way.
Q. The D Las Vegas Casino returned money to those that lost the Packers-Seahawks game. Don't you wish your first two weddings were booked there? (Tom Hawke; Albany, N.Y.)
A. Pay the man, Shirley.
Q. Shouldn't the NFL replacement refs be offered fallback positions as MLB umpires? (Jack Leininger; Spokane, Wash.)
A. Pay this wiseacre, too.
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