Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Some books on baseball.
If you're bored or looking for something to read this summer and would like some real writing about baseball, pick up "You know me, Al" by Ring Lardner or his great short story "Alibi Ike." You should also take a look at any of Mark Harris' four baseball novels, "The Southpaw," "A Ticket for a Seamstitch," "Bang the Drum Slowly," or "It Looked Like Forever." The last is best for us old-timers. It's the story of a once dominant pitcher at 40--looking to hold on for one more season. It's beautiful.
Posted by George Tannenbaum at 6:48 AM