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"Anyone interested in baseball can not fail  to be captivated by Boswell's penetrating look at  the game, and by his graceful  prose."--USA Today
Thomas  Boswell, longtime Washington Post  syndicated sports columnist, has been called  "an astute observer of the human condition disguised  as a first-rate sportswriter." Boswell will  be featured as a major on-screen spokesman in Ken  Burns's PBS series on baseball, which airs in fail  '94 and will attract millions of viewers. His  three previous baseball collections have won wide  praise across the country and sold close to two  hundred thousand copies. In this latest book, Boswell  has handpicked his best baseball pieces of the past  five years to create a collection that will be  must reading for fans across the country. These  pieces, from The Washington Post  and national magazines, are arranged thematically so  there is a narrative flow to the book and cover  everything from Fay Vincent's ouster to Pete Rose's  gambling to the Bo Jackson saga to the return of  Steinbrenner. Another splendid gathering of smart,  witty, beautifully written stories aboutt our  national pastime, Cracking The Show  confirms that when it comes to baseball, Boswell  is in a league by himself. It's a sure hit for the  1995 baseball  season.
"Boswell...is the thinking person's writer about the  thinking person's sport...inexhaustibly interesting  and fun."--George Will

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Boswell is a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post whose primary subject is baseball. His work has appeared on best-seller lists and has been embraced by highbrows and intellectuals--George Will-types who attach all sorts of philosophical significance to the game--but Boswell hasn't been swayed from his essential position as a fan. This collection of his columns, the fourth to appear in hardcover, is grouped by subject and draws on articles published over the last several years, which produces a revealing, condensed-time perspective on recent baseball history. Two pieces on White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk span a three-year period, for example, and three on Bo Jackson also were written over a three-year period, thus reflecting the way Boswell's and the athlete's points of view changed over time. Other highlights include Boswell's musings on the Pete Rose gambling saga, an in-depth profile of lifetime baseball soldier Whitey Herzog, and a series of articles on the Oakland A's of the late 1980s. The baseball-card craze gets a lengthy and amusing skewering as Boswell rediscovers his childhood collection, is briefly caught up in a Treasure of the Sierra Madre-like madness, and finally remembers the real joy of collecting through his own son. Boswell isn't a statistics junkie or a handwringing sentimentalist or a doomsayer or a philosopher, but like most fans, he's a little bit of all of the above. Maybe that's why we feel so comfortable with him. He's us only he writes better. Wes Lukowsky

From Publishers Weekly:

A collection of baseball essays by Washington Post sportswriter Boswell ( The Heart of the Order ) is a major event for diamond fans. He has an abiding affection for the game and most of those involved in it and is optimistic about its future. A Baltimore Orioles devotee, Boswell is a great admirer of Cal Ripken Jr. and has fallen in love with the new field at Camden Yards, but he does not stint in his praise for opposing teams. He is enthusiastic about Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr. and Juan Gonzalez, manager Whitey Herzog and commissioners Bart Giamatti and Fay Vincent. He was devastated when Pete Rose was banished from baseball for life in 1989 for gambling and seems to hope that the all-time hit leader will be elected to the Hall of Fame. Boswell is no Pollyanna, however: he is critical of White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and Dodger owner Peter O'Malley and views George Steinbrenner as a man with a serious psychological problem. This is an anthology of excellently written and humane selections.
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