Apr 07, 2006 — It's baseball season, finally. David Sommerstein has this - admittedly naïve - belief that baseball can bring out something special in all of us. The other day, David met a man in Clinton County who agrees. In fact, Dale Carter of Ellenburg believes Yankee legend Mickey Mantle changed his life. Specifically, Mickey Mantle's swing. He grabbed a bat and demonstrated in his living room.