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Friday, September 11, 2009
My Morning in ExileThings I wrote while wondering why on Earth I agreed to review a Buzz Bissinger book . . .
And it's not even really a Bissinger book. It's a book written by LeBron James with Buzz Bissinger. So far it's actually pretty interesting (I don't know much about James, really, so it's neat to hear about where he came from). Buzz needs to work on his ghost writing skills a bit, though, as there are passages that were very obviously written by a 55 year-old writer as opposed to a 24 year-old basketball god. For example, no matter how well the narrative flows, I can't really feature James writing the phrase "we lived in a tidy old colonial" on whatever street. Anyone younger than 50 who isn't in the real estate business says "house," don't they? I'm waiting for the references to "davenports" and "ice boxes."
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 12:26pm
Not sure how that Jeter post could rile up the Yankee fanboys, Craig. You quoted Marchman (who they may find disrespectful), then pretty much refuted him.
Of course, they do seem to rile easily; but I suggest next time you try harder!
Posted 09/11 at 12:57 PM
Detroit Michael said...
Jim Davenport played for the Giants. I can’t think of any baseball players named “Ice Box” though.
Posted 09/11 at 01:58 PM
But there was a football player called “The Fridge”
Posted 09/11 at 02:36 PM
The Rabbit said...
Re Chipper: I’ve been a fan since he was a rookie and agree with everything you said. If he’s still experiencing hamstring and oblique pain, I can see him retiring before the season begins next year.
Posted 09/11 at 05:42 PM
There was a baseball player named (well, nicknamed) Ice Box Chamberlain. It was before your time. Heck, it was before your grandfather’s time.
Posted 09/12 at 02:43 AM
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