Monday Morning Manager…the Road to Key West
Off-day in Florida. Headed for Key West.
Not big on South Beach.
Ted Williams loved the Florida Keys. So did Ernest Hemingway.
Maybe he wrote The Sun Also Rises in Key West. That’s the book where all they do is sit around and drink, fish, watch the bullfights and ogle Lady Brett Ashley.
Actually, methinks he wrote that one in Paris.
Think the Old Man and the Sea was written in Key West.
“I would like to take the great DiMaggio fishing,” the old man said. “They says his father was a fisherman. Maybe he was as poor as we are and would understand.”
Here is your official ranking on Ernest Hemingway novels
1. Sun Also Rises
2. Old Man and the Sea
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls
4. A Farewell to Arms
5. To Have and Have Not
The first three were great. No. 4 was good. No. 5?
Well, Hemingway was still the greatest American writer.
Although Janet Evanovich is what’s in the bag for the flight to Miami.
Stephanie Plum is no Lady Brett Ashley but she’ll do for now until we get to the Overseas Highway.
1. Do you think the Rangers need Mike Lowell?
2. Who do you think should pitch Saturday? Dustin Nippert, Matt Harrison, Guillermo Moscoso, Doug Mathis, Michael Kirkman?
3. How about Blake Beavan?
4. Is the Rangers-Astros series and the Silver Boot that big of a deal?
5. Are you concerned about Ian Kinsler?