The Resource Sometimes you see it coming, Kevin Baker

Sometimes you see it coming, Kevin Baker

Label
Sometimes you see it coming
Title
Sometimes you see it coming
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Baker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Baseball is lousy with hope. It sustains you and betrays you inning by inning and game by game, to the last out of the World Series, and even through the long, cold winter. The game call kill you with hope. John Barr is the kind of player who isn't supposed to exist anymore. An all-around superstar, he plays the game with a single-minded ferocity that makes his New York Mets team all but invincible. Yet Barr himself is a mystery, with no past, no friends, no women, and
  • no interests outside of hitting a baseball as hard and as far as he can. Not even Rapid Ricky Falls, a.k.a. "The Old Swizzlehead," his shrewd, streetwise teammate, can get a handle on him. Neither can Ellie Jay, the jaded sportswriter who can outthink, outdrink, and out-write any man in the press box. She wants to think she admires Barr's skill on a ballfield, but suspects she might be in love with a man who isn't really there. Barr leads the Mets to one championship
  • after another. Then chaos arrives in the person of new manager Charli Stanzi, well-known psychopath. As The Old Swizzlehead tells it, strange and dire things begin to happen. Under Stanzi's careful tutelage, the team simply falls apart. Then Barr himself inexplicably starts to unravel. For the first time in his life, his formidable skills fail him, and only Falls and Ellie Jay can help - if he will let them. Hanging in the balance are his sanity, the World Series, and
  • true love. Kevin Baker has written a sometimes exuberant, sometimes rueful novel, not only about the glorious game of baseball, but about the bittersweet, far more complicated game of life
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Kevin
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A43143
LC item number
S64 1993
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York Mets (Baseball team)
  • Baseball teams
Label
Sometimes you see it coming, Kevin Baker
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036946645
Label
Sometimes you see it coming, Kevin Baker
Link
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036946645

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