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Sunday, July 20, 2008

NPR's Frank DeFord on "Lefties"

I was listening last week to NPR when by the sheer luck, sports commentator, Frank DeFord did this piece on lefties in the sports world. I must say that he did indeed enlighten the right handed universe on how south paws rule in the sports world.

Here is just a snippet of one outstanding athlete who won Wimbledon this year..Rafael Nadal

Notice the dominant  left handFrank Wrote:
"In tennis, the ball spins differently off a left-hander's racket. Hello, Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer's shots that go to a fellow right -hander's weakness, bounce right into Nadal's wheelhouse. So, Nadal comes from distinguished lefty linage-Laver, McEnroe, Conners, Navratilova. Somebody once wrote that John McEnroe would be just another losing quarterfinalist if he were right-handed. McEnroe was furious. Of course, if there'd been a fight, he surely would have battered the writer."

More on Franks' comments soon.

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I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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