In A Nice Tuesday, Pat Jordan chronicles his decision to reclaim the failed potential of his youth. A young baseball pitcher of inordinate promise, Jordan had been one of the Milwaukee Braves first ?bonus babies.? His struggle through the minor leagues and ultimate failure to play in the majors, eloquently chronicled in A False Spring, defined his youth. At fifty-six, Jordan realizes that ?this trivial thing? has also defined his life and decides to make a comeback. He whips himself back into playing condition and convinces an independent minor-league team, the Waterbury (Connecticut) Spirit, to let him return to the mound one last time. In this memoir, Jordan lays bare his midlife quest with honesty and humor, making A Nice Tuesday about much more than baseball.I, as owner and driver, would pay for all the parts. ... And Al . . . well, Al didna#39;t plan to be a Ford mechanic all his life. ... He went to work while I stood around, reading to him from the Ford service manual whenever he needed some information.
|Title||:||A Nice Tuesday|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 2005-09-01|