Art and baseball

September 22, 2016 at 9:55 am (Art) ()

This week’s New Yorker Magazine arrived on Tuesday and was in its usual place on the kitchen table when I unwrapped the Washington Post yesterday morning. I was somewhat bemused by the juxtaposition of these two images:



The New Yorker cover, entitled “Late Innings,” is by Mark Ulriksen. The photo, which appeared on the front of the Sports section, is of Zach Britton, pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.

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Colum McCann attains the summit of eloquence in “What Baseball Does to the Soul”

April 3, 2012 at 1:42 am (Uncategorized) (, )

American literature is replete with paeans to baseball. Over the years, they’ve appeared in the sports pages, in novels, and in stories. But Colum McCann’s essay in this past Sunday’s New York Times is so moving and beautifully expressed, I want to share it with you.

It is about our National Pastime, and much more.

Here is “What Baseball Does to the Soul.”

Colum McCann, photo by Brendan Bourke

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