By Jane Leavy
Encouraged through the author's occupation as a sportswriter for the Washington submit, Squeeze Play tells the tale of woman reporter A. B. Berkowitz, who's assigned to hide the boys of the Washington Senators -- the worst staff in significant league baseball. lifestyles within the locker room exhibits her not only the players'…um…assets but in addition their all-too-human frailties. Love for the sport and love for the newspaper enterprise are the celebs during this hilarious and heartbreaking novel that "will have you ever making a song a rousing refrain of 'Take Me Out to the Locker Room'"(People).
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So the next day, the trials and tribulations of Vito Marchese appeared on page 3 of the Trib. Vito has been known as Old Glory ever since. Stein’s eyes got real big as I recounted the tale. No doubt about it, he was impressed, which is just what I wanted. I think I’m making progress with these guys. I can’t wait to tell Michael. Boston April 10 No answer again tonight. I guess I can’t expect the guy to pine for me every night of the week, though I’m not above wishing he would. He’s probably knocking back shooters in some dive on Capitol Hill while I’m sitting here waiting for them to call this sucker on account of rain.
Horseshit” is ubiquitous in the locker room, as is religion. Horse- April 29 shit game. Horseshit pitch. Horseshit food. There is almost no bullshit in the locker room. For some reason baseball players prefer horseshit to bullshit. I always thought it had something to do with the old horsehide. But Rump says no. “Just always been horseshit,” he says. “Horseshit” is an all-purpose modiﬁer, the adjective of choice, except of course when used as an exclamation meaning you’re full of it. ”), a verb (“Bleep you”), or an adverb (“You bleeping bleepsucker”), or in Monk’s case (“Unbebleeping-lievable”).
In his ﬁrst major league at bat, he hit a home run, a soaring, majestic shot that seemed to foreshadow the arc of his ambitions. The Stadium went crazy. All those Yankee haters from Brooklyn cuckolded by Walter O’Malley purged their pain with a whoop of delight for one of their own. Joey rounded the bases and found his hero, the Mick, waiting for him at home plate. He went 3 for 4 that day with 3 RBIs and was deep into a postgame oration when Pete Sheehy, the clubhouse man, came and whispered in his ear that his father was dead of a heart attack, at age forty-three.