King Larry of Raffertitti

Optimized-Sonoma FogLarry’s over-60 softball league, the Creakers, posts write-ups for some of the games. Here is Larry’s from last week, with his well-deserved sobriquet:

“The Creaker Gold erupted in the top of six ….marching players to the mat and scoring runs with nearly every hit, including a second monstrous three-run homer by King Larry of Raffertitti that was nearly identical to one he had hit in his prior at bat. They both soared high and deep and parted the left center and right center fielders like Moses parted the Seas…..the two outfielders showed their numbers for a long time as they raced to the recess of center field and by use of about three relays got the ball back into the infield well after the Gold trio was doing high fives on their way back to the visitor’s dugout. “In other news, Larry has been selling his blues and jazz autographs. One of the venues he sells through is a large auction house, R&R auctions.  For the current auction, Larry himself is a category:

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 9.17.22 AMYou can see the 31 items here:

Relative to the Greek debt crisis, Larry read me a few lines from Maynard Keynes, whose biography he’s been reading, written about the debt after World War I, “In 1923 Bonar Law, recently installed as Conservative Prime Minister, consulted Keynes (who had worked for him in the wartime treasury) about the Anglo-American debt settlement negotiated in Washington by his Chancellor of the Exchequer… ‘I hope,,’ replied Keynes, ‘we refuse the American offer, in order to give them time to discover that they are at our mercy, as we are at France’s, France at Germany’s. It is the debtor who has the last word in these cases’.” As, it seems, Greece will have the last word with the EU.



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