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Author: George F Will
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats

Baseball is explored with skill, humor, and devotion by a literary great in this compendium which includes a moving eulogy for Curt Flood and no-holds-barred portraits of Ted Williams, Pete Rose, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George F Will
ISBN: 0684853744 9780684853741
OCLC Number: 41412164
Notes: Includes brief selections, some of which were originally written for newspapers, magazines, and book review publications.
"A Touchstone book."
Includes index.
Description: 360 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: ContentsIntroductionThe Cubs and ConservatismThe Fan's Funny Sort of SeriousnessThe Most Consoling Word: "Overdue"Players Are Bought and Sold? Say It Ain't So.Warren Buffett Misses a Gravy TrainThe Chicago Water BeetlesAlexander Cartwright and the Joy of BaseballThe Case for I.T. (Ineptitude Transfer)The 1980 Cubs' Strength: CandorThe Answer Is: Ronald Reagan. The Question Is: Who Is the Only Person to Have Held America's Two Most Difficult Jobs?Baseball and SocialismBaseball and CommunismThe EarlThe Pythagoras of Winchester, KansasAncient Greece Got It RightSpeaking StengeleseBaseball in the Unmitigated CityBaseball by the (Elias) BookThe Answer Is Harry Chiti. The Question Is...The Nation's Failings in the National PastimeThe Work of Louisville's FathersRing Lardner, Call Your OfficeLa Plata's Cheerfulness QuotientThe DH: On the Other Hand...Blue-Collar GovernmentThe Fuse That Lit the FirePerhaps the Players Are LivelierSystems Equilibrate, Really.Skill, and "Mere" Will"The Moment's Over"Let There Be LightsGood Character, Not Good ChemistryA Mosaic of MemoriesPlay Bail!Revenge of the EctomorphsPete Rose's ChromosomesLiving on the Lip of a VolcanoPete Rose and His FriendsA Professional CatcherThe 1990 Lockout: No Hits, Many ErrorsThe ProdigyGeorge Steinbrenner: An Acquired TasteBaseball Lit. 101Blame Burt WilsonGeorge Will's Baseball: A Conservative Critique by Donald KaganThe Romantic Fallacy in Baseball -- A Reply to Donald KaganChicago Baseball: "Never a Lovely So Real"Baseball Along the Backroads"I Can't Stand It, I'm So Good"The Season of '41The Collision Between Bart and PeteMarvin Miller: Sore WinnerLocal Ownership and Other TraditionsLove at Camden YardsThe Lurid Monotony of Billy MartinSteve Palermo's Game of InchesBaseball's Basic DilemmaFifties Baseball: Not Long on NuanceAndy Van Slyke and the Present Monetary Status of BaseballBill Rigney: Baseball's Favorite UncleComing Back to Clark and AddisonJohn Olerud: Not NeonA Stupendous MysteryTony Gwynn, Union ManThe 14 Million, and the 276 MillionBabe Ruth, Replacement PlayerThe Strike: A PostmortemA Grown-UpBrett Butler, Human BuntThe Infield Fly Rule and the Absence of ChivalryA Splash of History as a Cure for NostalgiaHard Feelings Along the Lower Hudson RiverExplaining the Power Surge: Up from Oliver StoneDred Scott in SpikesLeyland in TealAlomar in ContextThe Argument Against DemocracyFans to Owners: "Down in Front"Purists vs. Impurists"Them Are the Bases"Miller TimeConclusion1998: OK, Try to Top ThisAcknowledgmentsIndexArt Credits and Text Permissions
Other Titles: With an update on the 1988 season, "Ok, try to top this"
Responsibility: George F. Will.
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Matthew Berke The Weekly Standard A splendid collection....Will is a fount of memories about baseball's past. Ron Rapoport San Francisco Chronicle You cannot fail to be entertained by the joy and Read more...

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