My Role Model
Beer drinkin’ Jose!
Almost everybody has a role model he or she looks up to. For me, it could be Mickey Mantle…or Eric Clapton. And in truth, both were. But little known to anybody but a few cab drivers and me was a role model of a different sort.
His name was Jose — and he was a friendly-enough Puerto Rican dude I met at “shape-up” (that’s the period of time you stand around a taxi garage with all…