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Isn't it ironic?

Updated: May 31, 2006, 12:46 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

"I wrote I saw strong men cry today, in what was mass weeping in Yankee Stadium, and photographers' hands trembling as they recorded the scene of Lou Gehrig's farewell to the game," says the Washington Post's Shirley Povich on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Irony, as we know, is part of life. And death. Is there a better word to use regarding Lou Gehrig?

Think of his nickname: "The Iron Horse." It implies endurance. It recalls an indestructible man, one who never called ...

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