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Speed the Plow

Posted By Alex Belth On June 10, 2010 @ 9:57 am In Bronx Banter,Glenn Stout,Sportswriting | Comments Disabled


With Father’s Day fast-approaching, consider Will Leitch’s [2]smoothly-written memoir, Are We Winning? [3]It’s a brisk and funny read. Will is really in his element here, flourishing. Ya heard?

And while we’re talking fathers and sons, do yourself a favor and check out this post by Glenn Stout [4]:

Most of my memories of my father are somehow wrapped around a baseball – playing catch, him taking me to games or watching me pitch. It was the one way we really connected. But in high school I tore my rotator cuff and had to stop playing. We didn’t have as much to talk about after that.

Almost twenty years later my shoulder healed and I joined an adult league, one in Boston and later, another in Worcester County, where I then lived. For three or four years I was in both leagues and played fifty, sixty games each summer, usually pitching and playing first or third.

I’d call home every week and for the first time since I was a kid my conversations with my father were wrapped around baseball again. I sent him the ball after I won my first game since I was sixteen years old, and a t-shirt I got for making the league all-star team. I was as proud of each as of any book I’ve ever written, and so was he.

Fine work by Glenn, as usual.

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[1] Image: http://bronxbanter.arneson.name/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/willll.jpg

[2] Will Leitch’s : http://www.mediaite.com/online/5qq-will-leitch-2/

[3] Are We Winning? : http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Are-We-Winning/Will-Leitch/e/9781401323707/?itm=7&USRI=will+leitch

[4] check out this post by Glenn Stout: http://verbplow.blogspot.com/2010/06/last-pitch.html

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