Mike Bates and Bill Parker (This Week in Baseball History) talk about the baseball stories you keep and a Twins team you might want to return to the store: Plus tales of unscarred players and damaged veterans meeting on a train, dairy-splashed homers, Lou Gehrig at Coney Island, and games called for wardrobe failures.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Braves Ashamed on the Train*Dairy Homer*Lou Gehrig Day Thoughts*The First Baseman Has No Pants, the Catcher Has No Shoes*Bates & Parker: Turn a Baseball Saying into a Pop Song*Avoiding the Obvious Story*How to Talk About Marty Bergen*Bill Bergen and the Shallow Talent Pool*The One You Take With You: Big Ed Delahanty*The Twins’ Collapse*The Byron Buxton Conundrum*Miguel Sano and Max Kepler*The Rob Refsnyder Revolution*All the Injuries*Twins Pitching: Worst in the Majors*Books on Low Shelves*Can the Twins Rebound?*What From Today Will Baseball Historians be Talking About in 20 Years?*Goodbyes.
The Infinite Inning is not only about baseball but a state of mind. Steven Goldman, rotating cohosts Jesse Spector, Cliff Corcoran, and David Roth, and occasional guests discuss the game’s present, past, and future with forays outside the foul lines to the culture at large. Expect stats, anecdotes, digressions, explorations of writing and fandom, and more Casey Stengel quotations than you thought possible. Along the way, they’ll try to solve the puzzle that is the Infinite Inning: How do you find the joy in life when you can’t get anybody out?
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