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A Great and Glorious Game by A. Bartlett Giamatti
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Dec 14, 2011

really liked it
Read in December, 2011

This was so much fun to read. I wish it were about 300 pages longer, though. There are only a few, short pieces in this collection. Not only does the late Giamatti write with eloquence, but he also shows how baseball ties in with higher concepts of fairness, equality, the concept of freedom, and nostalgia. In fact one of his essays has about four paragraphs in it in which he makes the best case I have ever read on why people still root for their old home teams, even though they don't live there any more. I wish he were still around.

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Matt  ...A very nice review, a bit of a touching tribute to Mr. Giamatti.

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