Wednesday, August 14 2002
. . . a divide exists, between low and high art: genre novelists sell books while literary writers thrill critics. It is rare for an author to successfully straddle both worlds.
... this is devastating to Goldstein and Beloff, who really want to get their ass kicked in order to prove their southern bigotry theory.
eBay's business model has always been deceptively simple: low overhead, narrow focus, top-to-bottom accountability, and most of all, paying attention to its customers. In other words, conservatism. Radical.
Chopper's simple message rests in the fact that we shouldn't discriminate against people, even if they are they freakish son of the town whore.
Not only does he dig into a fine array of the social, cultural, economic, racial, and obviously athletic issues of those 12 years, giving us an often hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and almost always vigorous narrative of baseball and the lives of baseball players, but this narrative also establishes an accessible and important doorway for modern baseball folks to walk through.
Tuesday, August 13 2002