Baseball and John Updike

Spring training – baseball is back.   My mother was an avid fan of the Phillies and when they won the series in 2008, she knew she could die happy.  I never caught the bug. I enjoyed reading about baseball and its true heroes (before they began to crumble), more than watching.

Rereading John Updike’s classic essay  Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu is a good way to start a new season…I will always associate Ted Williams with Updike’s line…”Gods do not answer letters.”

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1960/10/22/1960_10_22_109_TNY_CARDS_000266305?currentPage=all

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3 Responses to Baseball and John Updike

  1. Joan says:

    What is the title of the poem by Robert Frost that you quoted in your Poetry Month blog?

  2. Joan says:

    Have you read Updike’s My Father’s Tears yet? I just requested it from the library.

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