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The Art of Fielding: No, That's Not a Reference to Sarah Palin and Glenn Rice

September 15, 2011


-Why do we care? How is this news? Could this be any stranger? It's not just that Sarah Palin had a one night stand, but that she had it with a guy who was good but not great in the NBA, which is most likely how we will all remember Palin's political career. She can fill a room, she can create a soundbite, but she's not carrying a Presidential ticket to victory. And one more time, why do we care?

Answer: Because it allows us to string together a list of other power couples.

-Okay, something that actually does interest me: Pitchers and Poets is doing an online reading club for Chad Harbach's debut novel The Art of Fielding, which has me rethinking my whole fall reading schedule, which was already packed with an array of baseball books, including Michael Chabon's Summerland. 


-My take on the Minnesota Timberwolves' hiring of Rick Adelman is up over at The Faster Times. It features Kevin Love as a bartender.

-If you're a Duke or UNC fan, then you need to check out the website Tobacco Road Blues. The articles are quality, and despite the Duke bias, so are the message boards. (Admittedly, I may be late to this party, but I've been frequenting the site quite a bit the last couple weeks.)

-Brendan Brody, a friend and former(?) contributor of this site, has started his own blog. It's called Lucky Kid Sports. And, no, the title is not to suggest that kids take up smoking, but if Notre Dame continues to play the way it has, then I would be surprised if Brendan does. Seriously, headlines about Notre Dame have become as meaningless as one of Sarah Palin's one night stands.

-Josh Spilker has a book out. Here's a link to it. I write more about it now, but I plan on reading it this fall and posting a review.

-Lastly, a former student of mine gave me a print out of all the complaints my AP kids last year spread across the internet, apparently I'm tyrannical for wanting a literate future. That being said, the gift made my morning, and I wish all those students the best.


2 comments:

deckfight said...

currently in the library queue to get ARt of Fielding, but I too was thinking about getting it sooner via pitchers & poets.
and to have my book mentioned in the same post as a guy who got $650,000 advance for his book is a brilliant example of the 'extremes' of literary publishing.

September 16, 2011 at 2:40 PM
Teach said...

you didn't get a $650,000 advance? well, that just goes to prove what my students thinks about all writers. i swear at the beginning of the year i always have one student blurt out about some well-to-do contemporary author, "he's poor, right? my 8th grade english teacher told me writers don't make money 'til they're dead."

September 17, 2011 at 9:26 AM

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