As we’ve mentioned, America’s Greatest Sportswriter Joe Posnanski’s book about the Big Red Machine comes out on Tuesday (9/9/09).  In the meantime (and probably after), he’s releasing excerpts, extended stories, and stuff from the cutting room floor.    Here’s today’s “director’s cut” from “The Machine.”

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