His high-protein, low-carbohydrate approach to weight loss differed radically from the conventional wisdom of the medical establishment, and was widely criticized as risky. Nevertheless, Atkins steadfastly maintained that his dietary recommendations would lead to nothing more dangerous than a diminished sense of balance. He died of injuries sustained when he fell and hit his head on the sidewalk.
Robert Atkins was never played in a game.
All through that Civil War epic, we thought he was folksy and charming but as soon as he showed up in the baseball thing, we hated his guts. Maybe it was the beard.
(d) June 27th, 2005