Painting the Corners A Collection of Off-Center Baseball Fiction By Bob Weintraub
 
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Bob Weintraub’s marvelous collection of baseball stories goes directly to the core of what the game does for us when we watch it being played on the field, and shows how its heroes and villains can reach into our lives and remain a part of us for the rest of our days. The stories are told from various perspectives, including those of the player, manager, general manager, coach, scout, owner, writer, broadcaster, and fan. In “Knuckleball,” a manager is beside himself when he can’t let his star knuckleball pitcher start the seventh game of the World Series because the only catcher he’s ever had in the big leagues suddenly goes down with an injury. The team from Alcatraz, in “The Way They Play Is Criminal,” has a bag full of dirty tricks waiting to spring on its San Quentin rivals, and it uses them all. A father on a college tour with his daughter happens upon the very same autographed baseball he saw a friend catch in Fenway Park’s bleachers thirty years earlier, and learns, in “The Autograph,” how a twist of fate has brought the friend together with the player who hit it. A veteran outfielder goes into the last game of his career batting .299 with 299 home runs and, in “Just One to Go,” gets his only chance to hit with two outs in the ninth.

In these and other stories, now in paperback, Weintraub infuses baseball with humanity, originality, humor, and compassion, and raises the game to a new level of understanding and love.
TitlePainting the Corners
SubtitleA Collection of Off-Center Baseball Fiction
AuthorBy Bob Weintraub
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published31 October 2017
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781510725324
Pages210
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Bob Weintraub’s stories have appeared in several publications including 96 Inc. and NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston University School of Law, and lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Sandra.

"Imaginative baseball stories for long rain delays and hot stove league nights.” —Darryl Brock, author of If I Never Get Back and Two in the Field

“Unique and wonderfully twisted.” —Ed Asner, actor

“Great storytelling for fans and nonfans alike. Bob Weintraub has big-league talent.” —Dan Shaughnessy, author of The Curse of the Bambino and columnist for the Boston Globe
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