For more than eighty years, The New Yorker has been home to some of the toughest, wisest, funniest, and most moving sportswriting around. The Only Game in Town is a classic collection from a magazine with a deep bench, including such authors as Roger Angell, John Updike, Don DeLillo, and John McPhee. Hall of Famer Ring Lardner is here, bemoaning the lowering of standards for baseball achievementain 1930. John Cheever pens a story about a boyas troubled relationship with his father and the national pastime. From Lance Armstrong to bullfighter Sidney Franklin, from the Chinese Olympics to the U.S. Open, the greatest plays and players, past and present, are all covered in The Only Game in Town. At The New Yorker, itas not whether you win or loseaitas how you write about the game.CALVIN TRILLIN a#39;Walking from the Oval Track to the Endurance Track at the Fifth Annual Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Derby, I happened ... everyone at the derby assumed I was there to replace the hotadog supply at the refreshment tent or repair the loudspeaker system. ... The owner of a Ski-Dooaa black-and-yellow machine that has the largest share of the marketaordinarily wears a suit that is blackanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Only Game in Town|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2010-06-08|