Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kevin Guilfoile's A Drive into the Gap

I am an absolute sucker for good baseball stories. Kevin Guilfoile's A Drive into the Gap is a great one. It's a short non-fiction piece that connects a mystery about which bat Roberto Clemente used for his 3,000th (and last) hit and Guilfoile's father, who worked for the Pirates but now has Alzheimer's. There is some beautiful writing about baseball mingled with the difficulty of watching a father in decline. A father who no longer always recognizes his son, and even sometimes thinks he is a baseball player.

If you like baseball, it's hard to imagine you wouldn't like this.


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