“He was getting into trouble, he was drinking too much, and he made a decision to go into the Marine Corps.” “What do you think being in the Marines gave to David, did for him?” “A sense of accomplishment, a sense of purpose.”
George Vecsey has been writing about baseball for 50 years. When he was a kid Vecsey rooted for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The St. Louis Cardinals had a hitting star then, a fellow named Stan Musial. They called him "Stan the Man." Vecsey has fond memories of those Dodger/Cardinal games of the 1940's and '50's.
Vecsey's new biography of Musial reveals the story of Musial's humble origins in a steel mill town in Pennsylvania. We learn how Musial achieved fame yet never lost his sense of kinship with ordinary people.
In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen to discuss the latest news on the effort to repeal the collective bargaining law. Also, Cohen dissects the results of several Quinnipeac polls this week that gauge how Ohioans feel about Senate Bill 5, the 2012 Senate Race, and the popularity of President Obama.