Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Rapid-Fire Book Club, Post-Christmas Gift Certificate Edition

Among the other books I got for Christmas, I also got a gift certificate to Watertown Booksellers. That certificate has now been used on two more books.

First is Onion Sports: The Ecstasy of Defeat from the Onion. We shouldn't have to get too much into that; it's a reprint book.

Second is Have Glove, Will Travel: Adventures of a Baseball Vagabond by Bill "Spaceman" Lee and Richard Lally. From 1969-1982, Lee pitched for the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos, and drove the management of both teams crazy with a counterculture, down-with-the-man attitude. Eventually, The Man opted to no longer deal with him; after being released by the Expos, no other team wanted him. As a result, Lee went barnstorming. On four continents. And although the book was published in 2005, he's still barnstorming today.

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