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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
Contributor
Author
Former owner
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
CLU
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A43143
LC item number
S64
Literary form
fiction
Label
Sometimes you see it coming, Kevin Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Uncorrected proof
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780517590881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of the Andy McCue Collection of Baseball Fiction Books (Collection 2257). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 48. Glossy, color illustrated wrappers. Publisher correspondence laid in front. Gift of Andy McCue.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965125144
  • ucoclc965125144
Label
Sometimes you see it coming, Kevin Baker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Uncorrected proof
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780517590881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is part of the Andy McCue Collection of Baseball Fiction Books (Collection 2257). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 48. Glossy, color illustrated wrappers. Publisher correspondence laid in front. Gift of Andy McCue.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965125144
  • ucoclc965125144

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