The Haught Corner is about baseball. Old-school baseball and those who played, coached, managed, broadcast, and ran organizations the way I thought all that should be done. It is to honor those who gave much to me by fueling my love for the game.
It’s easy to respect and honor the superstars of the game; but there are so many more people who gave all they had, and helped to win games in many other ways than a walkoff hit or striking out the side.
Sure, we will talk about some of the superstars here; but we will also talk about pinch-hitters and platoon players and equipment managers and infield coaches — and so many more. They deserve to be talked about and remembered too, because all of them helped me to learn and enjoy the game in all of its endlessly fascinating complexity.
I believe baseball is man’s greatest invention. And The Haught Corner is here to honor and say thanks to all of you who helped me come to that conclusion, and who provided so many thrills along the way.