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Still at the Top of His Game
MICHAEL BAMBERGER
April 11, 2011
A lifetime in baseball informs the writing of Roger Angell
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April 11, 2011

Still At The Top Of His Game

A lifetime in baseball informs the writing of Roger Angell

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For many fans and writers, baseball is about the familiar and the reliable. There's nothing wrong with that. But what draws Roger's interest is the unexpected. Willie McCovey, for instance, telling him, kindly, that fans are "helpless" in the face of their team's struggles. Who knew the great slugger was paying attention to the loge level? Angell's notebooks are filled with insight and surprise. And that has made all the difference—for Roger, writing and, for us, reading.

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