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Once More Around the Park
by Roger Angell | Sports
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

8 out of 10

I've enjoyed Angell's sportswriting very much, including The Summer Game and Late Innings, so when I came across this fair-condition hardcover at the Used Book Superstore, with selections from those books among other columns, I had to have it!

There are accounts of individual games, of spectacular plays, of up-and-down seasons, all reflecting the joys and sorrows of the sport. And in one of the final entries, "No - but I saw the game", he discusses baseball movies, from oldies to the then-current ones. I was pleased to learn that "Bull Durham" is his favorite, and while I also liked "Field of Dreams" I couldn't argue with his points about its more saccharine aspects (not to mention the jaw-dropping scene where two characters simply walk out of Fenway Park in the middle of a game {grin}). And the final entry, "The Internal Stadium," waxes lyrical about watching the game: "Always, it seems, there is something more to be discovered about this game. Sit quietly in the upper stand and look at the field. Half close your eyes against the sun, so that the players recede a little, and watch the movements of baseball.... Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young."  


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way in Boston, Massachusetts USA on Monday, July 30, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (7/30/2012 UTC) at Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way in Boston, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I plan to leave this book somewhere in or near Fenway Park on my way to a Red Sox game. [If the crowds and/or security make in-the-park releases unwise, I'll look for a bench or statue in the general area.] Hope the finder enjoys the book!  




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