In Slouching Toward Fargo, author Neal Karlen describes his. Neal Karlen has written a fantastic book about minor league baseball in the Northern League, chronicling the 1996 and 1997 seasons of the St. Paul Saints.
In Slouching Toward Fargo, author Neal Karlen describes his. The team is a natural for inspection with quirky characters such as Mike Veeck, actor Bill Murray, a nun who gives massages, the first female professional baseball player, a legless outfielder and former pros Darryl Strawberry and Jack Morris.
of two years with the most audacious bush league ballclub ever to plumb the . Slouching Toward Fargo does go deep, even off the deep end at times.
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Slouching Toward Fargo does go deep, even off the deep end at times. This is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. Neal Karlen was a writer for Rolling Stone, sent to St. Paul, Minnesota to "get the dirt" on Bill Murray, iconoclastic actor and part owner of the St. The Saints are a minor league baseball team, part of the independent Northern League, and operated by Mike Veeck, son of the legendary Hall of Famer Bill Veeck. Casual baseball fans will most likely recall the senior Veeck for having sent midget Eddie Gaedel up to bat as a pinch hitter.
They all prove the credo of the Saints: Fun is Good.
In Slouching Toward Fargo, author Neal Karlen describes his two-year journey with the St. Paul Saints-the most audacious bushleague ballclub ever to plumb the bottom of the pro sports barrel. to plant devoted butts in stadium seats. This is where Darryl Strawberry was rehabilitated (the first time) and began his long comeback climb to the Majors. Jack Morris-once baseball's winningest pitcher and biggest . joined the team only to vanish without a trace. Paul Saints-the most . And St. Louis Cardinals phenom, . Paul Saints-the most audacious bushleague ballclub ever to plumb the bottom of the pro sports barrel while proudly adhering to the timeless sports credo that it takes heart, skill, and cheap theatrics.
A Book As Wild, Wacky And Wonderful As The Team It Covers. com User, August 25, 2003.
Автор: Karlen Neal Название: Slouching Toward Fargo: A Two-Year Saga of. .Charming and thorough and smart, this book is a wonderfully written biography of your not so typical biographical subject.
Karlen is simply one of the best, most sophisticated, and literate practitioners of journalism we have.
Slouching Toward Fargo: A Two-Year Saga Of Sinners And St. Paul Saints At The Bottom Of The Bush Leagues With Bill Murray, Darryl Strawberry, Dakota Sadie And Me (1999).
Neal was the recipient of the CASEY Award in 1999 for his book Slouching Toward Fargo.
Winner of the prestigious Casey Award for best baseball book of 1999.
Told with humor and a great deal of affection by Rolling Stone writer Neal Karlen, Slouching Toward Fargo is an unforgettable tale of big-time characters playing small-town baseball who learn to love the game all over again. Winner of the prestigious Casey Award for best baseball book of 1999.