Monday, September 29, 2008

Satchel Paige's Rules for Right Living

You youngsters may not know of Leroy "Satchel" Paige. Satch was one of the greatest players to ever play professional baseball. Unfortunately, for America, most of his career was spent in the Negro Leagues, as black athletes were banned from Major League Baseball. Satchel's light was never hidden under a bushel though, and he pitched his last professional game in 1965 where he threw a 3 inning shutout for the Kansas City Athletics (remember the kelly green and gold uniforms?). Mr Paige was 60 years old.

A natural philosopher Mr. Paige is credited with these Rules for Right Living. They are as applicable now when they were born.

Satchel Paige's Rules For Right Living

Avoid fried foods which angry up the blood.

If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cooling thoughts.

Keep the juice flowing by jangling around gently as you move.

Go very lightly on the vices, such as carrying on in society-The social ramble ain't restful.

Avoid running at all times.

Don't look back, something may be gaining on you.

Have a great weekend.


Painting by Jessica Gandolf

1 comment:

Becs said...

Hello Toad, I am so glad you stopped by and introduced yourself! I love the post about Satchel Paige!
Best, Becs