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A few weeks ago, Joe Posnanski ran a fun comparison at his site: Roberto Clemente vs. Al Kaline. I was talking to Jay Jaffe about it and Jay hit the nail on the head when he said, "Clemente the Icon dwarfs Clemente the player." With that in mind, and since the Yanks have the night off, please consider checking out the Clemente American Experience on PBS this evening. I hope it's a good one.
Sometimes it seems to me that Clemente is something of an afterthought. Can't really place my finger on why, it's more a gut feeling than anything else.
I my favorite part of the documentary was when one of his friends mentioned that despite his biggest day professionally, his thoughts were with his family and his country.
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