I spoke about the first time I went to Wrigley Field in Chicago, and I was a big Cubs fan, and I watched all the games on TV, but when I grew up, TV was in black and white. So when I was 7 years old, I was taken to my first Cubs games, and my brother Brian said, “Wait, Billy,” and he put his hands over my eyes, and he walked me up the stairs. And then he took his hands away. [He begins to get choked up.] And there was Wrigley Field, in green. There was this beautiful grass and this beautiful ivy. I’d only seen it in black and white. It was like I was a blind man made to see. It was something.” —Bill Murray in the New York Times
The beginning was absolutely the worst because to the hard-line owners of that day unionism was treason, there’s no other way to describe it. … For very wealthy people who owned franchises, baseball was a respite of the tensions and problems elsewhere; here you could control everything: no unions, a reserve clause that made the players prisoners, no grievance procedure, no salary arbitration, no nothing.
SI photographer Neil Leifer captures the action at the 1962 Indianapolis 500. The race, which was the last to feature all U.S.-born participants, was won by Rodger Ward with an average speed of 150.37 mph. (Neil Leifer/SI)
Is pro soccer coming to Indianapolis? If Peter Wilt has anything to say about it, they’ll have a team come 2014.
A local ownership group is researching the feasibility of launching a professional soccer team to play in the North American Soccer League, beginning with the 2014 season. Your help is needed to pick a team name reflecting the history, culture and people of Indiana.
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Footy love, nikhak