JUPITER, Fla. -- The Hall of Famer comes every day, casually walking through the Cardinals' spring training clubhouse with a smile or a wave or a kind word. Though they earnestly refer to him as a legend, most, if not all, of St. Louis' players never saw the man steal so much as a single base. Heck, these guys are so young that they don't even remember the Tribe Called Quest song Check the Rhime, which immortalizes him in verse. "I'm old," he says with a chuckle. "No more speed in these legs."
WHOOPEE!!! Okay, so let's do the Barry Manilow: "Looks like we MADE IT..." Dow 12,000, baby! Now what is it good for? Absolutely nuthin'!!! Still nice to see. Of course on a logarithmic scale, going from 11K to 12K is less of a jump than 2K to 3K.
Before groups such as Aerosmith, Run-DMC and Bon Jovi hit the charts, they were struggling musicians, trying to promote their names and songs. These days, musicians still struggle, but the Internet takes promotion of their fledgling careers directly to music fans all over the world.