Posts Tagged: literary baseball

Why Baseball Movies Usually Strike Out

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From Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat” to Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding, there’s something about baseball stories that captures our imaginations. Have baseball movies done the same? Maybe, but with much less artistic integrity, argues Kevin Courrier in a Critics at Large post about baseball movies in general and this year’s 42 in particular. A […]

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Literary Knuckleballer

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Baseball’s spring training—really winter training—seems pretty superfluous these days. Most players employ personal training staffs, stay in top shape year-round, and hone their skills relentlessly with the aid of the most advanced technologies available. Yet still they arrive at camp for a month and a half of training and exhibition games each February, all of […]

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