Bamboozled by Bat Masterson, by Michael H. Price

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6 Responses

  1. Tony Isabella says:

    What a fascinating piece, Michael…and a great way to start my Sunday!

    • Michael H. Price says:

      Thanx, Tony. Always a pleasure to hear from you — and delighted as usual to give some favorite borderlands tale a fresh airing.

  2. Marilee J. Layman says:

    I only had the idea of Masterson as some Western guy. This is really interesting!

    • mike weber says:

      I knew he was a New York sportswriter when he died but i wasn't aware of the Runyon connection; the idea of Bat Masterson being the model for some of Runyon's Broadway characters – perhaps even Sky Masters – tickles my sensayuma, as it probably would have tickled his.

  3. Michael H. Price says:

    Plenty more where this one came from, too. Thanks, Marilee. I've come justthisclose at one time or another to tackling a comics bio of Bat Masterson.

  4. Michael H. Price says:

    And the Almighty Sensayuma is the entire point, Mike. Masterson seems to have gone about his career with a perpetual smirk.