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 such a lot lovers however the hated enemy to the Leitch males. alongside for the journey are either Will's father, the gregarious yet not-exactly demonstrative Midwestern titan who, regardless of being a die-hard playing cards fan and residing his entire lifestyles simply two hundred miles south of Chicago, had by no means been to Wrigley box earlier than this online game, and Will's university 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 truly is only a commonplace video game. Play ball.
The booklet unfolds in half-inning increments the place Will supplies exceptional perception at the prior, current, and way forward for the game--from Pujols' unequalled greatness to the parable that steroids have ruined baseball. alongside the best way, he stocks stories of his father and growing 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 related to a biker bar and Mr. Holland's Opus. and there's beer. plenty and plenty of beer.
Are We Winning? is a booklet concerning the indelible bond that hyperlinks fathers and sons. For the Leitch males it really is baseball that holds them together--not that both of them might ever be so vulnerable as to confess it. irrespective of how a ways aside they're or what is going on of their lives, they will constantly be ready to discuss baseball. it is the tale of being a fan, a narrative approximately fathers, sons, and legacies. And one excellent game.
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