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Roy Blount Jr.

[Note: My spring baseball roundup appears on Bookreporter.com and is reposted here as individual reviews for your convenience.] Former Sports Illustrated executive editor Rob Fleder assembled his own literary All-Star team for Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team. The roster includes such “players” as Roy Blount Jr., […]

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Some of the contributions for the new collaboration  Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team are dewy-eyed tributes, either about the team in general, or a player in particular, or a personal moment with a family member, bonding over a shared love. On the other end of the […]

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Just received an advance copy of Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team, edited by Rob Fleder (Ecco). The book, due out in April, features contributions from some of my favorite writers (although, to be technically correct, the “Major League” probably refers to their status as tops in […]

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Baseball, books on language, and Roy Blount, Jr. So how cool is it to combine all three? The sportswriter and frequent panelist on one of my favorite NPR programs, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me (so make that four things, by extension), recently published Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof: […]

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