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Squeeze Play: A Novel

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Inspired by the author's career as a sportswriter for the Washington Post, Squeeze Play tells the story of female reporter A. B. Berkowitz, who is assigned to cover the men of the Washington Senators -- the worst team in major league baseball. Life in the locker room shows her not just the players'…um…assets but also their all-too-human frailties. Love for the game and lov ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 14th 2003 by Harper Perennial (first published 1990)
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Keith
Nov 22, 2013 Keith rated it it was amazing
Some reviewers claimed that this is not only the best baseball novel ever written by a woman, but the best baseball novel ever written. It depends, I guess, on what a person is seeking in a baseball novel. If you seek sentimentality this book is not for you. If you seek warm-heartedness and inspirition, this book is not for you. If you seek a discussion of the American "idea" in the context of baseball, like Philip Roth did in his "Great American Novel", this book is not for you. If, however, yo ...more
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Oct 14, 2013 J.R. Griffith rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this admittedly raunchy tale of baseball antics and was pulling for the main character by the end. A very funny story about a female reporter covering an expansion team, spending about half the time in the locker room, which could be loosely based on experiences by the author.
Patrick
Great baseball fiction. An American League team comes to DC and is followed by a female sportswriter. Fantastic, hilarious.
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Aug 15, 2009 Marvin rated it it was ok
A trashy baseball novel with a female sportswriter as the narrator.
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Baseball! It's absurd, it's ridiculous, it's like Bull Durham without actually having to look at Susan Sarandon!
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Look up the word MISANDRY.. This book is full of it
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Jane Leavy is the author of the New York Times bestseller Sandy Koufax: A Leftys Legacy and the comic novel Squeeze Play, which Entertainment Weekly called the best novel ever written about baseball. She was a staff writer at The Washington Post from 1979 to1988, first in the sports section, then writing for the style section. She covered baseball, tennis, and the Olympics for the paper. She wrote ...more
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