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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Paris Review: October Surprise; or, How to Follow a Perfect Season

I was never able to imitate my grandfather’s clear-eyed love of baseball, nor his interest in the sport’s technicalities. I was never moved to imitate him in making my own scorecards, and I don’t mind tuning into games in the fifth inning. My affection for baseball is largely atmospheric, associated with the sound of Jack Buck’s scratchy baritone as it presided over the meander of innings, parceling the endless summer into something more discrete and livable. Baseball is the haze-obscured orchard or hilltop castle in the background of the Renaissance tapestry entitled My Midwestern Childhood. Like Catholicism, it’s a tradition I was born into, its comforts residing more in its unchanging form than its content, a bridge to my earliest memories. I am thoroughly a St. Louisan, nostalgic to the quick.

Swedish Chef Posted: October 02, 2012 at 05:25 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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