The Heart of the Order

The Heart of the Order Baseball s Most Valuable Writer Thomas Boswell of The Washington Post hits a grand slam with this classic collection of heartfelt and humorous pieces on our national s pastime The lineup includes He

  • Title: The Heart of the Order
  • Author: Thomas Boswell
  • ISBN: 9780140129878
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Baseball s Most Valuable Writer, Thomas Boswell of The Washington Post, hits a grand slam with this classic collection of heartfelt and humorous pieces on our national s pastime The lineup includes Heroes, Managing Life , and The Flame of Fame, which capture some of the outstanding players in baseball, from DiMaggio, Weaver, and Ozzie Smith to Rose, Sutton, andBaseball s Most Valuable Writer, Thomas Boswell of The Washington Post, hits a grand slam with this classic collection of heartfelt and humorous pieces on our national s pastime The lineup includes Heroes, Managing Life , and The Flame of Fame, which capture some of the outstanding players in baseball, from DiMaggio, Weaver, and Ozzie Smith to Rose, Sutton, and Gooden Five Octobers, which shows that baseball is a dynamic game in which any team can rise to the top and the hilarious and memorable 99 Reasons Why Baseball Is Better Than Football Reason 20 Eighty degrees, a cold and a short sleeve shirt are better than 30 degrees, a hip flask, and six layers of clothes under a blanket And in The Heart of the Order, Boswell showcases those players, past and present, who deserve a spot on the All Star team for their talent and their governing passion for excellence Funny, insightful, and moving, The Heart of the Order confirms that when it comes to baseball, Boswell is in a league by himself Boswell is the best all around writer in America the literary equivalent of the player who can do it all run, field, throw, hit, and hit with power The San Diego Union A wise old catcher once said of baseball, It s like a church Many attend, but few understand Boswell s readers understand Start with his essay 99 Reasons Why Baseball Is Better Than Football Boswell is the 100th reason George Will

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    1. Pick my favorite column? How? Jim Palmer's weeping farewell? The rejuvenated Sparking Anderson? Fred Lynn's refusal to play when not at his best? The lump-in-the throat tribute to Roger Maris? Brooks Robinson at Cooperstown? A. Bartlett Giamatti? Jim Abbott? Jeff Wickstrom? No, you pick!This is a TOP TEN book in my baseball library.Availability. Paperback, hardcover.Type. PLAYERS/ERAUse. READ/BROWSE; EH maybe _explanation_the reviewer whinesHow does one review a book of short stories? It always [...]

    2. On most occasions, I am wary of "story collections" like this one. Too many times, they are just a hodge-podge of writing with no coherent underlying theme. However, this book is an exception due to the enthralling prose from author Thomas Boswell.In "The Heart of the Order", Boswell (a noted baseball columnist for the Washington Post) brings together a selection of baseball columns from the 1980s. From the early-80s Tigers/Orioles, the '86 Mets/Red Sox, to the '87 Twins, many key teams/moments [...]

    3. It has been a very long time since I read a Thomas Boswell book, probably a good 20 years. I went to the SF library sale this past weekend, however, and decided to read this recently purchased book after watching Ken Burn's 10th inning. Boswell is featured in th Ken Burns documentary, along with the older baseball nine-part series from 18 years ago. And I learned from this book, that there is a reason why he was featured in both--he is a great baseball writer. This book, Heart of the Order, real [...]

    4. In ‘t kort: Boswell is (of was) journalist en columnist voor The Washington Post en volgde vooral het baseball. Dit boek omvat een verzameling portretten en columns uit de jaren 1984-1988, en werd uitgebracht in 1989. We starten met heel wat portretten (sommige oppervlakkig, andere diepgravender), en kijken vervolgens terug op de Word Series (de finale van het baseball-kampioenschap) uit die jaren.Mijn oordeel: ik kocht dit boek een hele tijd geleden, omdat Mart Smeets (alweer hij) er in één [...]

    5. I read and finished Boswell’s “Why Time Begins On Opening Day” the first three days at the beginning of September, an even 100 pages per day. While it was a quick read, I was slightly less than overwhelmed, which led me to giving a three star review.“The Heart Of The Order” is much in the same vein, as various aspects of the great game of baseball are touched upon, with an understandable bias towards the Orioles. This effort focuses on the 1984-1988 seasons, and is highlighted by a pas [...]

    6. Thomas Boswell is a very good baseball writer, almost on a par with Roger Angell; where Angell comes out ahead is in his lightness, in his never letting us forget that baseball, however important, is still just a game. Boswell can fall into stridency from time to time. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting the game during its much ignored decade of the '80's, the waning of the Free Agent Era and the dawning of the Steroid Era. And I particularly liked his piece on A. Bartlett Giamatti.

    7. Boswell ranks among the best of the baseball writers, and not just of this era. This volume of his work covers mainly the mid-eighties. If you're a fan of excellent baseball writing, you can't do much better than any of this man's books.

    8. A collection of detailed baseball pieces written about the 60's, 70's, and 80's with a heavy emphasis on the Baltimore Orioles.

    9. The only reason it doesn't get 4 is because it is by now way out of date, but my favorite piece of sportswriting might be "99 Reasons Why Baseball is Better Than Football"

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