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Faithful: September 24, 2008

September 24, 2008

Tonight, courtesy of my sister-in-law, I am at a Red Sox game. I’m very excited to be here, but I don’t want to abandon this, so I’ve written a post in advance, and I’m tying to the Red Sox.

When I was thinking about this, I thought I should write about baseball books. The thing is, I’ve only read three: Watching Baseball, 4th: Discovering the Game within the Game by Jerry Remy and Corey Sandler; Red Sox Rule: Terry Francona and Boston’s Rise to Dominance by Michael Holley; and Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season by Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King.

I’m sad to say I didn’t finish the Jerry Remy book — I started it when I knew too little about baseball to really follow it. It’s almost certain I still know too little to follow it.

Red Sox Rule is a very short book, and it’s primarily about Terry Francona. I enjoyed reading it, even if it wasn’t particularly meaty — it took a couple of hours to read.

Stephen King was my favorite part of Faithful. If I had to characterize his writing voice, it would be down-to-earth wiseass, and that quality is all over his part of the book. It’s a good story to read when you know the outcome — it’s fun to read the moaning and worry knowing All Will Be Redeemed in the end.

Hmmm… I think I might have to borrow it from the library again…

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