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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Joshua Prager: My personal half-life

I forget if Joshua told me if he’s a Primate or not…but this is really something. Ray & John Kinsella, put your mitts away.

Journalist Joshua Prager was a senior feature writer for The Wall Street Journal for 8 years. He is also the author of “The Echoing Green.”

Thanks to John Thorn.

Repoz Posted: July 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. phredbird Posted: July 25, 2012 at 02:58 PM (#4192090)
my son brought his glove with him when he came to visit me earlier this month, and we got so busy i forgot to take him outside for a catch ... but we did go to two dodger games!
   2. Too Much Coffee Man Posted: July 25, 2012 at 03:52 PM (#4192147)
For what it's worth, I LOVE books on baseball history, particularly the 50s and 60s. The Echoing Green is the only one I could never finish. I gave up half way through.
   3. Lassus Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4192161)
For what it's worth, I LOVE books on baseball history, particularly the 50s and 60s. The Echoing Green is the only one I could never finish. I gave up half way through.

Why? I haven't read it.
   4. dlf Posted: July 25, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4192198)
Not answering for TMCM -- and from the very title I should have been expecting it -- but I thought there was too much about Branca & Thomson's post baseball life. It was a good read, and excellent investigatory skills vis a vis the signaling system wired into the Polo Grounds, but read too much like a 'where are they now' for me to say it was great.
   5. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 25, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4192209)
Not answering for TMCM -- and from the very title I should have been expecting it -- but I thought there was too much about Branca & Thomson's post baseball life. It was a good read, and excellent investigatory skills vis a vis the signaling system wired into the Polo Grounds, but read too much like a 'where are they now' for me to say it was great.


I found that to be a feature, not a bug. I learned quite a bit from the book which on a subject like this that has been so heavily covered is a plus for me. Obviously YMMV
   6. robinred Posted: July 25, 2012 at 05:30 PM (#4192214)
I thought The Echoing Green was excellent, but it is a dual biography and social history much more than it is a baseball book. Prager does a great job of evoking the time and place and the two men.
   7. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: July 25, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4192233)
I also thought Prager's book was very good. While on the other hand, other baseball books I have tried semi-recently, like Crazy '08 and the Hoss Radbourn book, I could not finish.

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