Who's interviewing who?
Brosnan presents a curious problem to sportswriters. Cincinnati reporters say they are definitely conscious of the fact that when they interview him, they themselves are being interviewed too. They are, therefore, extremely careful in their choice of words, for what they say is quite likely to show up in the new book Brosnan is writing about Cincinnati's pennant-winning year.
Bill Henry, 33, is a long, lean Texan who has been in and out of the majors since 1952. He doesn't talk much, so of course his nickname is Gabby. Henry is a left-handed relief pitcher who this year won two games and saved 16. He is likely to be used often in the Series against the Yankee left-handed sluggers, Maris, Berra and Blanchard.
Recently Henry was showing his teammates a new shotgun he had bought.
"What do you hunt with that?" he was asked.
"Ducks," he said.
"Where do you hunt?"
"Did you buy that gun here in Chicago?"