By Will Leitch
Are We Winning? is outfitted round a visit to Wrigley box to monitor the St. Louis Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs--the "lovable losers" to so much fanatics however the hated enemy to the Leitch males. alongside for the trip are either Will's father, the gregarious yet not-exactly demonstrative Midwestern titan who, regardless of being a die-hard playing cards fan and dwelling his complete lifestyles simply two hundred miles south of Chicago, had by no means been to Wrigley box ahead of this video game, and Will's collage pal, a lifelong Cubs fan. The Cardinals have lately fallen out of the pennant race, and the Cubs, because it seems, are trying to clinch the department in this Saturday afternoon in September. The pitchers are Ted Lilly for the Cubs and Joel Pineiro for the Cardinals. it is only a standard video game. Play ball.
The publication unfolds in half-inning increments the place Will supplies exceptional perception at the prior, current, and way forward for the game--from Pujols' unmatched greatness to the parable that steroids have ruined baseball. alongside the best way, he stocks stories of his father and starting to be up within the small city of Mattoon, together with the yr his dad coached his Little League staff and nicknamed a scrawny child "Bulldog," and an not going postgame episode concerning a biker bar and Mr. Holland's Opus. and there's beer. plenty and many beer.
Are We Winning? is a booklet concerning the indelible bond that hyperlinks fathers and sons. For the Leitch males it is baseball that holds them together--not that both of them may ever be so vulnerable as to confess it. regardless of how a long way aside they're or what is going on of their lives, they are going to continuously be ready to speak about baseball. it is the tale of being a fan, a narrative approximately fathers, sons, and legacies. And one excellent game.
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Are We Winning?: Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball by Will Leitch