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  • R.I.P. Jim Bouton

    Jim Bouton has died at age 80. I read his books as a kid & loved them. He was a thoughtful, funny guy. And a real groundbreaker - you could argue that his behind-the-scenes sports book was the first of its type.
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    woods: F7 3/4, 5/7, V series Heavenwood
    hybrids: XR 4h, 5h

    irons: Z 565 5-PW (Miyazaki Kaula shafts), JPX919 HM 5 (Recoil 95)
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    The article didn't mention it, but he paid a price for writing "Ball Four". The Yankees never invited him to their old-timer games or reunions - he was persona non grata to Yankees brass.
    driver: Z585 (Project X HZRDUS 5.5)
    woods: F7 3/4, 5/7, V series Heavenwood
    hybrids: XR 4h, 5h

    irons: Z 565 5-PW (Miyazaki Kaula shafts), JPX919 HM 5 (Recoil 95)
    wedges: CBX 48*, 54*, 60* (graphite)
    putter: Mini Giant Deep Flange Stealth


    "If you're a THPer, you're already one of the cool kids." - blugold

    Learning to love the plateau!

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