Baseball Quotations: The Wisdom and Wisecracks of Players, Managers, Owners, Umpires, Announcers, Writers and Fans on the Great American Pastime

Baseball Quotations: The Wisdom and Wisecracks of Players, Managers, Owners, Umpires, Announcers, Writers and Fans on the Great American Pastime

by David H. Nathan

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ISBN-13: 9780899505626
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/1991
Pages: 231

About the Author

David H. Nathan has written for several newspapers and publications including USA Today Baseball Weekly and Sports Collectors Digest, and was regular contributor to Elysian Fields Quarterly. He has written plays, short stories, and even won haiku competitions. Since 1995, he has taught English in Houston. He lives in Bellaire, Texas.

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elenchus on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Unaccountably, I'd hoped the selection of quotations would teach me something about the game itself. Rather, the various remarks, jibes, and jests primarily characterise the people quoted, only on very rare occasion revealing something about the psychology of the game. For the most part, it's simple amusement, and for that matter not even exclusive to baseball.Quote 1633 distinguishes itself by not being about baseball, inspired by baseball, or from someone in some way involved in baseball: "A sense of humor is a saving grace. It saves people from the sin of pride because humor involves a sense of proportion and the power of seeing yourself from outside." George F. Will, writer.