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When the oldest Dodger dreams, what does he dream?

A long time ago, I had a great idea for a book ...

What do baseball players dream about?

Okay, so it's a terrible idea for a book.

But I thought about that book again today, when I read this in The New York Times:

Late one recent night on Bible Street in Cos Cob, Conn., in the carpeted basement apartment of a gray bungalow, Mike Sandlock, 97, had a dream that he was in Yankee Stadium.

A tall, white-haired great-grandfather, he stood at the plate, under pressure to hit a home run. “I says: ‘That’s not me! I’m not a home run hitter!’ ” Sandlock protested. Nonetheless, he crushed one into the right-field stands, then woke up.

“I have crazy dreams anyway,” Sandlock said dismissively.

Sandlock is the oldest living Dodger, the oldest living Pirate, and the oldest living Brave. He helped make Roy Campanella an outstanding catcher. But before Sandlock was a catcher, he was the Brooklyn Dodgers' Opening Day shortstop, and before that he was a minor-league catcher.

Old-time baseball players. Cannot get enough of them. I recommend reading the whole article.

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