So much of baseball is played between the ears…

…and there’s much more to the game than meets the eye. Which is why Roger Angell (for my money) is the best baseball writer of all time. From his astute antidotes and intelligent insights to a grand grasp of the old ballgame and it’s place in American history. Mr. Angell’s writing turns his love of baseball into newfound understanding and a deeper appreciation of the game for his readers. And he’s been writing about baseball for over 50 years! So, I’d like to extend a heartfelt “thank you!” to Mr. Angell for all the joy his prose has brought to Mudville and beyond over the decades.

Also, congratulations to the 93-year-young New Yorker writer for receiving the sport’s highest writing honor, the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, in Cooperstown last month as part of the MLB Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Richly deserved.

Roger Angell and Andy in Central Park

Roger Angell and Andy in Central Park

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