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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Ready Player One by Ernest Kline.

    Not deep, but really fun and nostalgic read.

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    I just finished "Up, Up and Away" which is basically a fans recollection of the Montreal Expos franchise.

    The part that opened my eyes was the drug abuse this team had during the early 80's. Valentine, Raines, LeFlore, Scott and others were just ridiculous abusers of drugs and without question cost the team a shot at the playoffs a time or two. I knew they had drug users on the team but not to this extent.

    Indianapolis people will like it because it brings back great memories of being the Expos farm system back in the 80's and 90's when it was the premier farm system in all of MLB. Our Indy Indians teams were amazingly great to say the least.

    I give the book a thumbs up. It is an easy read and by the end of the book it makes you hope that MLB will give Montreal another chance at having a team one day.
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    I am currently reading Bottom of the 33rd Inning. Its a look at just about everyone involved in that crazy long game way back in 1981 between Pawtucket and Rochester. A good book that holds your attention throughout. IIRC, I saw the last inning or two of this game. They finished this game when the players strike occurred during the 1981 season. ESPN,WTBS and others carried minor league games in their place and I believe they showed the end of this one.

    I finished reading, a week or so ago, what turned out to be a very good political history book. It was called "Dark Horse,The Surprise Election and Political Muder of James A. Garfield". I had this book in my Kindle library for a while and decided to finally read it. I thought it might be really boring and wondered why I bought it. But it was really a great read. It was a great history on the politics of the time. Learned a lot about how each party chose condidates for President and how much different it is today. Garfield was not even a candidate when the Republican convention began. He was a compromise candidate who eventually won the Presidency. All throughout the book the author, Kenneth Ackerman, checks in on Giteau and really pieced together how he came about to decide to assasinate Garfield. I learned much about Giteau. I never really knew anything about him before. If you like this type of history then you really should read this book.
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I am currently reading Bottom of the 33rd Inning. Its a look at just about everyone involved in that crazy long game way back in 1981 between Pawtucket and Rochester. A good book that holds your attention throughout. IIRC, I saw the last inning or two of this game. They finished this game when the players strike occurred during the 1981 season. ESPN,WTBS and others carried minor league games in their place and I believe they showed the end of this one.
    k.

    Tony Maners was the first base ump during that game and I have had the pleasure of not only working on the field with him but also going to his house a couple times in Danville, Indiana.

    Did it get mentioned in the book that the HP ump the day of the game moved out of an apartment 5 stories high with no elevator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    Tony Maners was the first base ump during that game and I have had the pleasure of not only working on the field with him but also going to his house a couple times in Danville, Indiana.

    Did it get mentioned in the book that the HP ump the day of the game moved out of an apartment 5 stories high with no elevator?
    No not yet. I haven't quite finished it yet.

    The umpires stuck with the letter of the law not to suspend this game. Apparently they had a rules and guide book for the International League for 1981 that did not give them authority to suspend the game at 12:50 am which had been the rule in the past. Someone apparently forgot to put that in for the 1981 book. The managers and players pleaded with the umpires to suspend the game but they wouldn't budge. It wasn't until after 3 am that someone got a hold of the International League president to have him suspend the game. This was well before cell phones,texting or anything like that.
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    Just started Infinite Jest. I'm looking forward to finishing it sometime in 2041.
    Last edited by marcshoe; 01-30-2015 at 06:00 PM.

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    Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen

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