This Old Man

Getting old is a bitch but it beats the alternative

Roger Angell passed away yesterday at the age of 101.

A long-time editor at The New Yorker, he was also the best damn baseball writer ever. His essay This Old Man from 2014 is a lovely paen to old age and features these words of wisdom from another old coot, Walter Cronkite.

Never trust a fart. Never pass up a drink. Never ignore an erection.

Truer words were never spoke.


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