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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.”


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