This weekend my inbox lit up with emails and alerts about New Mexico Gov. and U.S. Presidential candidate Bill Richardson, who played for the 1967 Cotuit Ketleers in the CCBL. Friends and search engines alike were connecting my passion for the Cape Cod Baseball League with a new column by The New York Times columnist David Brooks. Brooks writes:
"On cultural issues, Richardson has the distinct advantage of not setting off any culture war vibes. He was in college in the late 1960s, but he was listening to the Beach Boys, not Janis Joplin. He was playing baseball in the Cape Cod League, not going to Woodstock. He idolized Humphrey, not McCarthy."
This blog will attempt to stay blissfully distant from politics, but how could we write about candidates for the minor leagues and neglect candidates for the electoral big leagues?
Richardson did play for Cotuit but has backed off his claim that he was drafted by the old Kansas City Athletics after playing on the Cape. Richardson, who also served in the Clinton Administration, was a right handed pitcher for Tufts University in the 1960s.
I have emailed 3 of Gov. Richardson's press and communications people requesting an interview, but have not yet heard back. My hope is that the Richardson staff (both campaign and Gov.'s office) will see the obvious importance of an interview with CodBall.com.
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