Download PDF eBook The History of Baseball (Kindle Single), Has anybody ever advised you that baseball is greater than a recreation, that it’s actually a metaphor for all times? Have you ever ever puzzled what they meant? This story imagines the reply.
A single mom strikes to Kansas Metropolis along with her younger daughter, and notices that everybody she meets—her new colleagues, neighbors, even the mailman—can’t cease speaking about baseball. “It’s greater than only a recreation,” they inform the mom. “It’s a lot extra. What you want is to return to a recreation and expertise it.” Many times the mom makes her excuses—she is busy with work, and parenting, and warding off her ex, who retains drunk-texting, threatening to sue for custody—and simply doesn’t have time to get out to the stadium. However baseball, it appears, gained’t take no for a solution. In the future a Kansas Metropolis Royals outfielder strikes into the neighborhood. And issues solely get stranger from there…
Quickly sufficient the mom begins to comprehend that her participation in America’s favourite pastime won’t be elective—it is perhaps obligatory, a compulsory half of American life. The truth is, whether or not she retains her daughter and her job may depend upon her studying to play the sport. She stalls so long as she will, till at some point an sudden confrontation with three of baseball’s official representatives—a kind of existential World Collection—determines her destiny.
Christie Hodgen is the writer of three highly-acclaimed books of fiction, most lately “Elegies for the Brokenhearted,” hailed by The New York Occasions Ebook Assessment as “the literary equal of a hand grenade.” Her awards embrace a grant from the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Kansas Metropolis.
Cowl design by Kristen Radtke.
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