In Praise of Sports

My great-grandfather John Abercrombie Merritt is in the center of this photo from about 120 years ago. I carry his name. He lived in Pensacola Florida and always attended the World Series, if possible. This led to his wife becoming a Yankees fan because the shopping was better in New York than other turn-of-the-century baseball cities. She transferred that affiliation to me when I was about 8 … more