Friday Minute: Friday Minute: The power of heroes and friends

As a youth, I worshipped Sandy Koufax. A hall of fame pitcher for the Dodgers, Sandy had a ballet leg kick and a fastball as elusive as sipping soup with a fork.

All of us neighborhood kids began imitating Sandy’s leg kick and pitching motion. We even imitated his voice inflections. If you wore a baseball jersey in Los Angeles, it had to be number 32.

So it is with our heroes. For good or ill, example is a potent elixir.

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