Mr. Bolt, Why Do You Run So Fast?

Usain Bolt Osaka 07

Usain Bolt Osaka 07 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was a baseball player for the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals, the team known as the Gashouse Gang named Pepper Martin.

He was once asked the standard silly sports journalists question, “Mr. Martin, why do you run so fast?”

Pepper Martin was actually gracious with the answer.  “Well sir, I grew up in Oklahoma and once you start runnin’ there ain’t nothin’ to stop you.”


Fast forward to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  Jamaica‘s Usain Bolt is now known as the world’s fastest man.  Can’t you imagine the same question.  “Mr. Bolt, why do you run so fast?”  “Well mon, I grow up in West Kingston and if you aren’t armed or can’t sing Reggae you run.”

Sports questions don’t change sometimes.  Only the sports and the athletes.



About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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