Mantle's swing has lost its zing and
Marls's bat is rusty.
The pin-striped gods now play like
clods; their pennant deeds grow
Nostalgia haunts the golden days;
the jolly boys are cranky.
What mockery now lies in that
phrase"It's great to be a
Mockery of the New York Yankees? And in the Washington Post, no less! Only two years ago, no sportswriter in Washingtonor anywhere elsewould have dared such doggerel about the Yankees, perennial overlords of the American League, winners of 29 pennants and 20 World Series. But last season the champion Yanks plummeted to sixth place, and rival teams...