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Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Little PiecesRemember back in January when I told you about the tell-all memoir by former Angels farm hand Matt McCarthy? Yeah, it seems like there may be less there than meets the eye:
Matt McCarthy, a graduate of Yale and of Harvard Medical School now working as an intern in the residency program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital in New York, has gained national attention in recent weeks for “Odd Man Out,” his salacious memoir of his summer as an obscure minor league pitcher. He writes about playing with racist, steroids-taking teammates, pitching for a profane, unbalanced manager and observing obscene behavior and speech that in some ways reinforce the popular image of wild professional ballplayers.
McCarthy is standing by his story. Well, sort of:
During the interview Monday, McCarthy said that the notebooks in which he wrote most nights that summer were very specific and “extremely detailed with regards to dialogue.” After being told of the many errors, he said several times that he strived to recollect events six years afterward.
That, my friends, is stage 1 of a classic backpedal. I'm not entirely sure what the next stage will be, but you can bet that the final stage will be a teary interview on "Outside the Lines" or "Oprah" or something.
(thanks to Neate Sager for the heads up)
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 7:30am
go zips said...
who’s lying? the guy making the money on the book or the schmucks in it who cant control themselves once they get a little money and a little freedom?
Posted 03/03 at 11:18 AM