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Big Hair and Plastic Grass by Dan Epstein
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Sep 22, 2010

really liked it

A raucous, excellent read that not only touches on the fun stylistic flourishes (iris-incinerating, double-knit uniforms, Astroturf, Afros, etc.) but also the serious aspects / social turmoil (free agency, the belated arrival of '60s political consciousness, the DH) that made the 70s such a pivotal epoch in the history of baseball. Epstein is fun-loving and astute--definitely someone you'd like to sit next to at the ballpark for an afternoon.

Plus, it really made me wish I had been present for both Disco Demolition Night and 10-Cent Beer Night. Crazy!
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