Alex Belth has an interview with the always intersting Jim Bouton.
BB: Why are the old guys so threatened by the modern players? Is it because on some level they feel that they won't be remembered?
JB: No. I don't know that they feel threatened. But everybody thinks that their era was the best. When you were in high school that was the best music of all-time, no matter what went before or came afterwards. I feel that way about my music when I went to high school in the '50s when Rock'n'Roll was just coming out of R&B. When black artists were just beginning to be played on the radio. To me that was the birth of real music in America. But I hear people who grew up in the '70s think the Doobie Brothers invented music. It's just that we tend to think our era is the best. Your high school was the best. Our high school was better, our state was better, our religion was better, our skin color was better: we're better. That's the way we think I guess.