And Red Smith was a sports writer of Kelly's generation who was very quotable.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Like Throwin' Your Hat on the Bed
It's actually true that there are some folk who are generally not superstitious, but still feel that the hat on the bed is bad news. Back in Kelly's heyday, many people wore hats and many avoided the act, though the superstition may date back to the cowboy days, when, uh, lice would tumble out of the hat into the bedding. Whatever.