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By David W. Zang

David W. Zang performed junior highschool basketball in a tired swimming pool. He wore a rubber go well with to mattress to make weight for a wrestling meet. He stored a log as an obsessive runner (not a jogger). in brief, he soldiered in the course of the lifetime of a typical athlete.


Whether thinking about his long-unbuilt copy of Connie Mack Stadium or his eye-opening flip because the Baltimore Ravens' mascot, Zang deals stories at turns poignant and hilarious as he engages with the passions that formed his lifestyles. but his meditations additionally probe the tragedy of a latest athletic tradition that substitutes hyped spectatorship for participation. As he laments, American society's expanding scorn for playing play robs adults of the life-affirming virtues of video games that problem us to complete the most unlikely for the main transcendent of purposes: to work out if it may be done.


From teammates named Lop to tracing Joe Paterno's lengthy shadow over chuffed Valley, I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat studies from the everyman's Elysium the place video games and lifestyles intersect.

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