Tag Archives: Baseball

One Motherfucker of a Narrative

No Pasaran

Understandably, many people are distraught and distracted by the tawdry reality television nightmare emanating from Washington.

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Monday’s Margins: WILD, B*tches in Bookshops, Baseball

“The beautiful thing about memoir is also the thing that makes it the most appalling: It’s actually you on the page.”

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Cubs Saturday, 1984

The pennant wasn’t at stake, not, as I can best recollect, when
I awoke alone in my apartment in the eighth month of my marital
separation, glad about the sun and looking forward to being with
my two children again.

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Roger Angell

I don’t want to be thought of as a monument. I want to keep asking myself, "Is this new piece any good?" That’s the main thing.

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Michael Lewis on Moneyball

Michael Lewis

“It’s knuckle-headed stuff. The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.”

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Nicholas Dawidoff

Nicholas Dawidoff

“But also I am not so interested in fame. Maybe it’s the times that I am living in. There is something about fame that seems to dull people down.”

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