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Vida's down with the growing-up blues
Ron Fimrite
September 10, 1973
The Oakland lefty's winning ways have returned on the mound where he has used mind and muscle to help the A's to the top. But off the field, he has turned coy as he tries to cope with his renewed acclaim
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September 10, 1973

Vida's Down With The Growing-up Blues

The Oakland lefty's winning ways have returned on the mound where he has used mind and muscle to help the A's to the top. But off the field, he has turned coy as he tries to cope with his renewed acclaim

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"You ask about fame. Well, what I don't like about it is all the baloney you have to put up with. Some guys can put up with it. Me, I'm just not man enough to take it."

A man who can say that about himself may be more of a man than he thinks he is. Vida Blue is growing up.

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