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rufuswashere
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rufuswashere

Agree totally that the Ted Williams piece is a gem.  He went to the game only because a woman he was planning to “meet” (ahem) in Beacon Hill was not home.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2008/09/28/updike_hit_it_out_of_the_park_too/

Loved the Rabbit series, especially the last one.  Bech series also great, as was The Terrorist—that book should have had a broader audience, would make a great movie.

The Common Man
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The Common Man
Great article, Craig; thanks for the link.  And thank God a real writer was there for that moment, so that we have such a vivid picture of it.  My favorite passage though was, “Against the ten crucial games (the seven World Series games with the St. Louis Cardinals, the 1948 playoff with the Cleveland Indians, and the two-game series with the Yankees at the end of the 1949 season, winning either one of which would have given the Red Sox the pennant) that make up the Achilles’ heel of Williams’ record, a mass of statistics can be set showing that… Read more »
Aaron Moreno
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Aaron Moreno

Shut up Updike!

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