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ISBN: 038079215X
Author: Neal Karlen
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (March 7, 2000)
Pages: 384
Category: Baseball
Subcategory: Outdoors
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 172
Size Fb2: 1162 kb
Size ePub: 1706 kb
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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.

The author of Babes In Toyland describes his twoyear odyssey with the St. Paul Saints, a minor league baseball team, describing the outrageous exploits and adventures of a team, owned by comedian Bill Murray, made up of a motley assortment of hasbeens, hopefuls, rejects, and oddball characters. Reprint.

Comments:

Vizil
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. Paul Saints. 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. It was only one of many colorful stunts by the games' most creative promoter ever).
Karlen sticks around for a couple of years; the story for Rolling Stone never materializes, but along the way this book emerges, as much about Karlen's crisis of spirit as it is about the Saints and the zany cast of characters surrounding them. But along the way we meet many of those who have given the Saints and the Northern League their unique cachet: on the field performers like former Mets slugger Darryl Strawberry, who temporarily redeems his life and career during a two-month stay with the Saints; former pitching star Jack Morris, seeking one more taste of glory, but on his terms only; Ila Borders, the first female to play in a professional game; and Wayne "Twig" Terwillliger, player and coach for 50 seasons and quiet representative of so much that's right with the game.
There are also wonderful portraits of Sister Rosalind. the nun who offers massages at games; a blind radio announcer convinced he's on his way to the big leagues; an employee of one of the Saints' rivals who earns the title "Most Beloved Woman in the Northern League" and others who find solace, healing and a chance to keep dreaming dreams in this strange, wacky, wonderful firmamenent. I really hated to come to the end of this one. The empty feeling was almost as bad as the night the World Series ends.
greatest
This book made me smile. The author was successful in capturing the energy of the Saints organization, the players, and the fans. It's all true - these folks have a lot of heart.

There are lots of interesting bits of history and insights about 'Northern League' culture in this book - both the good and the gritty.

The author intermingled his story of despair, healing, and finally, love along with all of the tales of the 1996-98 seasons. A unique and refreshing angle for sports writing.
Steelraven
When the author stopped making the book about him the book became a very enjoyable story about baseball and all of its mystique and quirkiness. Unfortunately the author felt the need to at times to stop writing about the Saints and revert to his borish Rolling Stone "hipness."
Wiliniett
If you love baseball, this book is a must. If you don't care about baseball, but are fascinated by people-- the crazy, driven, sleazy, honorable and otherwise bent people who live on dreams-- this book is a real must.
invincible
Maybe the best baseball book I've ever read. And, if you're from Minnesota, you'll love it any more. I could not possibility endorse this book any more, it is tremendous.
Marilbine
"Slouching Toward Fargo" is an enjoyable romp through the independent Northern League of minor league baseball, with a behind the scenes tale of redemption of both St. Paul Saints chief Mike Veeck and author Neal Karlen.
Captain America
I liked learning about the interaction within a tram's front office and ownership. The constant scramble for talent is something that cannot be overlooked.
Casey Award winning tribute to the fun of "bush league" baseball. Great off-season read.

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