Babe Ruth's Teammate Speaks: 100-Year-Old Bill Werber

And Bill Werber brings some strong trash talk. Specifically he refers to current players as "a grubby-looking bunch of caterwaulers." A caterwauler? According to dictionary.com that's the sound a cat makes when it's in heat. So, yeah, I can see that. Werber tells stories about playing cards against Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on the train. And he even gives some advice Babe Ruth shared with him after Ruth hit a homerun. Per NBC,

"I said to myself, 'Well, I'll show these Yankees how I can run,'" Werber said. "So I ran around second base at high speed – I knew it was a home run – and I ran around third base, and when Babe came in, he patted me on the head and he said, 'You don't need to run fast like that when The Babe hits one.'"

The Babe and his teammates will never die. At least not yet.

Babe's Old Teammate No Fan of "Grubby" Ballplayers [MSNBC]