Men at work: the craft of baseball
Will examines four of the most "professional" men in baseball today and shows that the special pleasures of the game are perfectly represented by each of them--as they approach the game with the same obsessive attention to detail as any fine craftsman.
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Columnist/commentator Will turns his attention from political parties and economies to split-fingered fastballs and aluminum bats in this study of four men who practice the craft of baseball with ... Read full review
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