Merry Christmas from The Babe

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Tony Cavender sent me the featured Christmas Card above and I found a few others. They are all 1920s or 1930s cards from the great Babe Ruth, or the Babe and his wife Claire – and they are all literally or figuratively out-of-the-park images of the man himself. Indeed, the Babe was a larger than life figure in a far more innocent-eyed world – one in which it wasn’t yet possible or necessarily a mass immediate aspiration of the media to tear down what we hoped to believe about heroes quite so quickly as our Twitter generation media drops the axe or hammer on the ever-present-today camera proof of everyone else’s miscreant public or private behavior – or, at least, the substantially supported perception of same.

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS BACK IN TIME AT YOU, MR. RUTH! ~ And thanks for the Christmas cards too!

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