Today's ballplayers are the most skilled ever to play the game. So many of them, however, are spoiled kids who never grew up.
Lou Brissie pitched 7 years in the majors, after world war II combat injuries resulted in 23 operations on his left leg. He would have lost it but for a military doctor who he convinced to save it for a baseball career that hadn't really started at the time.
At age 83, he is connecting with today's wounded veterans. There's a great story on him at the ESPN website. Reading it will make you forget stock market woes and the chaotic world we live in, at least for a while.