Selected Shorts: Baseball

Selected Shorts: Baseball[Download] ➶ Selected Shorts: Baseball By Symphony Space – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Acclaimed actors from stage and screen perform tales from the baseball diamond in this newest, three CD collection of stories from Selected Shorts Both classic and contemporary works are featured, inc Acclaimed actors from stage and screen perform tales from the baseball diamond in this newest, Selected Shorts: MOBI :¿ three CD collection of stories from Selected Shorts Both classic and contemporary works are featured, including a heartwarming piece on some fan habits during a players strike, by WP Kinsella, and a sidesplitting account from T Coraghessan Boyle of the longest game ever Many of the readings were recorded during a historic broadcast of the show hosted by the late, beloved baseball commissioner A Bartlett Giamatti From the first pitch to the final out, these short stories are a lively listening experience. Bought this as a gift for my husband years ago, and on a ride back from Asheville we had no iPod so we listened to it straight through Baseball isn t my all time favorite subject but there are some really great stories and poetry here the stand outs for me were Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu by John Updike which recounts Updike s attendance at Ted Williams s final game and The Thrill of the Grass, a short story by W.P Kinsella. The Red Sox tend to attract writers the Red Sox are an affliction and you write to cure yourself But even , the Red Sox,than any of the other 26, all of whom I love equally and I want that clear , the Red Sox,than any of them, annually reenact the fall of humankind They,than anybody or anything in our culture, every year recreate the ancient story of admiration, aspiration, and expulsion of coherence declining into exile Understand that we were a crowd of rational The Red Sox tend to attract writers the Red Sox are an affliction and you write to cure yourself But even , the Red Sox,than any of the other 26, all of whom I love equally and I want that clear , the Red Sox,than any of them, annually reenact the fall of humankind They,than anybody or anything in our culture, every year recreate the ancient story of admiration, aspiration, and expulsion of coherence declining into exile Understand that we were a crowd of rational people We knew that a home run cannot be produced at will the right pitch must be perfectly met and luck must ride with the ball Three innings before, we had seen a brave effort fail The air was soggy the season was exhausted Nevertheless, there will always lurk, around a corner in a pocket of our knowledge of the odds, an indefensible hope, and this was one of the times, which you now and then find in sports, when a density of expectation hangs in the air and plucks an event out of the future Baseball breaks your heart It is designed to break your heart The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops The Hector Quesedilla Story was excellent And, I can never really turn down The Green Fields of the Mind , but I didn t really care for anything else A lot of it was recorded as an NPR lecture and after about five minutes, I was annoyed with having to sit through all the audience applause during the rambling introductions. like all anthologies, some of the stories worked for me and some did not The poetry was wonderful and one or two of the stories certainly grabbed me Now I just want baseball season to get underway Worth it just for Kinsella s The Thrill of the Grass alone, but there are a ton of gems in this collection.

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    Selected Shorts: Baseball Kindle ð Selected Shorts: sidesplitting account from T Coraghessan Boyle of the longest game ever Many of the readings were recorded during a historic broadcast of the show hosted by the late, beloved baseball commissioner A Bartlett Giamatti From the first pitch to the final out, these short stories are a lively listening experience. Bought this as a gift for my husband years ago, and on a ride back from Asheville we had no iPod so we listened to it straight through Baseball isn t my all time favorite subject but there are some really great stories and poetry here the stand outs for me were Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu by John Updike which recounts Updike s attendance at Ted Williams s final game and The Thrill of the Grass, a short story by W.P Kinsella. The Red Sox tend to attract writers the Red Sox are an affliction and you write to cure yourself But even , the Red Sox,than any of the other 26, all of whom I love equally and I want that clear , the Red Sox,than any of them, annually reenact the fall of humankind They,than anybody or anything in our culture, every year recreate the ancient story of admiration, aspiration, and expulsion of coherence declining into exile Understand that we were a crowd of rational The Red Sox tend to attract writers the Red Sox are an affliction and you write to cure yourself But even , the Red Sox,than any of the other 26, all of whom I love equally and I want that clear , the Red Sox,than any of them, annually reenact the fall of humankind They,than anybody or anything in our culture, every year recreate the ancient story of admiration, aspiration, and expulsion of coherence declining into exile Understand that we were a crowd of rational people We knew that a home run cannot be produced at will the right pitch must be perfectly met and luck must ride with the ball Three innings before, we had seen a brave effort fail The air was soggy the season was exhausted Nevertheless, there will always lurk, around a corner in a pocket of our knowledge of the odds, an indefensible hope, and this was one of the times, which you now and then find in sports, when a density of expectation hangs in the air and plucks an event out of the future Baseball breaks your heart It is designed to break your heart The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops The Hector Quesedilla Story was excellent And, I can never really turn down The Green Fields of the Mind , but I didn t really care for anything else A lot of it was recorded as an NPR lecture and after about five minutes, I was annoyed with having to sit through all the audience applause during the rambling introductions. like all anthologies, some of the stories worked for me and some did not The poetry was wonderful and one or two of the stories certainly grabbed me Now I just want baseball season to get underway Worth it just for Kinsella s The Thrill of the Grass alone, but there are a ton of gems in this collection. "/>
  • Audio CD
  • 3 pages
  • Selected Shorts: Baseball
  • Symphony Space
  • English
  • 11 July 2018
  • 0971921849