Shohei Ohtani, Illegal Gambling and the Evil World of Translators

How to understand the scandal of Shohei Ohtani, Major League Baseball, organized crime, illegal gambling, New York Mets, 8 Men Out, and the evil world of translators. Of course it was the translator. Translators are, like librarians or cardigan-wearing women who work in charity shops, born and bred notorious criminals. Translators, like their illegal confederates among the book stacks of the local library, are well-known denizens of shady bookmakers and underworld dens....

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One of our Greats is Gone…

Harry Gregg is dead. Gregg was the best Manchester United player ever. He was the best, not because of his considerable playing skills, but because he was the hero of the Munich Air Crash. He ran back to the burning plane and pulled out the wounded before a massive explosion blew it up. He was a comrade, who corresponded with me for years. He was an inspiration for sheer courage and his indomitable moral...

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