Baseball and John Updike

Spring training – baseball is back.   My mother was an avid fan of the Phillies and when they won the series in 2008, she knew she could die happy.  I never caught the bug. I enjoyed reading about baseball and its true heroes (before they began to crumble), more than watching.

Rereading John Updike’s classic essay  Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu is a good way to start a new season…I will always associate Ted Williams with Updike’s line…”Gods do not answer letters.”
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1960/10/22/1960_10_22_109_TNY_CARDS_000266305?currentPage=all

3 thoughts on “Baseball and John Updike

  1. What is the title of the poem by Robert Frost that you quoted in your Poetry Month blog?

  2. Have you read Updike’s My Father’s Tears yet? I just requested it from the library.

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