Dan Barry, Baseball, and the Love of the Writing Game

From a story on niemanstoryboard.org by Jacqui Banasznski headlined “Dan Barry, baseball, and the love of the (writing) game”:

If there is such a thing as the perfect summer read, this might be it.

First, it’s about baseball. Even if you’re not seduced by the sport, the writing it has inspired through the years can be superb — as precise as a fastball over the edge of the plate, as romantic as dusk at the ballpark, as summer as a hotdog and cold beer.