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Living on the Black by John Feinstein
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Sep 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: mother-daughter-exchange, non-fiction, baseball
Read in August, 2011

The moral of this story is: don't let someone writing a book (or filming, that's you San Francisco Giants) follow you around for the season. David Cone should have warned Glavine and Mussina.

Despite, or maybe because of, the two pitchers' trying seasons, I enjoyed reading their thoughtful insights and those of their teammates, coaches, and competition, about both the process of pitching and Major League Baseball in general. As a Mets fan, it was a bit depressing to re-live the 2007 collapse, but it has been both preceded and followed by so much bad baseball in Flushing that I'm used to it.

I think you need to love baseball to love this book; also being a New York baseball fan would help. Mets fans know only too intimately who the Yankees are and what the Yankees are doing...going to the post-season of course! Actually any New York baseball fan knows way too much about both teams. And even a Yankees fan can and should admire not only Mike Mussina's pitching, but Tom Glavine's career as well.

(Caroline's pick--D'backs fan)

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Mike little too long though, eh?


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