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Hotel Roberto

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, January 2001

Fans of European football (soccer to all you Americanos out there) will already know that Italian maestro Roberto Baggio – he of the Buddhist beliefs and fetching pony-tail – is no ordinary player. No ordinary uomo, either. But even those au fait with Signor Baggio’s Zen serenity may be surprised to learn of the role played in his early life by sun-bleached honorary Californians The Eagles.

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