By Ryan Glasspiegel
November 14, 2013

While the prospects of discounted Doritos tacos are quite tantalizing, I doubt Braves closer Craig Kimbrel follows through.

But such an idea wouldn't have been so laughably unrealistic 40 years ago. In his most recent SI column, Steve Rushin details the days when ballplayers' comparatively low salaries compelled them to take various straight jobs in the offseason, including mailman, motorcycle salesman, teacher, and flower shop proprietor.



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