Friday, June 21, 2013

Best Baseball Book

The Pittsford Community Library lent me Dan Barry's Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball's Longest Game, about an absurd yet sublime International League game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox, played from Holy Saturday until Easter in near-freezing conditions, with 19 of 1700 fans remaining till the bitter end. The author intersperses the story of an incredibly boring game with the lives of the fans, players, and cities represented. A truly American book.

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