The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town

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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 achievementa€”in 1930. John Cheever pens a story about a boya€™s 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, ita€™s not whether you win or losea€”ita€™s 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 hota€”dog supply at the refreshment tent or repair the loudspeaker system. ... The owner of a Ski-Dooa€”a black-and-yellow machine that has the largest share of the marketa€”ordinarily wears a suit that is blackanbsp;...

Title:The Only Game in Town
Author:David Remnick
Publisher:Random House - 2010-06-08


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