I was just watching “The Babe” with John Goodman. If the one scene is actually true, Babe Ruth is the greatest “T-man” of all time.
He was in his rural home with his newly wed wife and was just acting very restless. His wife wanted to go over baby names, but Ruth got “a craving.” His wife said, “Babe, how about Dorothy or maybe…” and trailed off as she saw the Babe wasn’t paying attention.
The Babe said, “I have a craving for a 20 oz steak” so then he just walked out the door and drove to the city for a steak and some dancing.
The thing that hit me the most about the whole thing was that even if those actual things never happened, the lesson is; Babe Ruth was a T-man of extreme degree and marriage held him back. He was too much of a free spirit to be shackled the way his wife wanted him to be. She even said to him, “Babe, you’re not one of those people now, you’re married.”
Now, I wonder how many more home runs the Babe would have hit had he been in shape and free to live his t-man lifestyle sans the outrageous food intake…or at least, lifting would have given those nutrients another place to go besides his gut…
What a guy.