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  • J. D. Salinger Dies

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    Baseball connection: The real-life reclusive author was a character in W. P. Kinsella's book, "Shoeless Joe", which was the basis for the movie Field of Dreams, where the character was fictionalized with the name Terrence Mann (played by James Earl Jones).
    "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

    - Alvin Dark

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    Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
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    Baseball connection: The real-life reclusive author was a character in W. P. Kinsella's book, "Shoeless Joe", which was the basis for the movie Field of Dreams, where the character was fictionalized with the name Terrence Mann (played by James Earl Jones).
    I've always wondered what Salinger thought of his depiction in the book. Not to spoil anything, but Salinger (referred to by the familiar Jerry) became a recluse, per the book, because of something that happened in baseball he didn't like.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
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      Baseball connection: The real-life reclusive author was a character in W. P. Kinsella's book, "Shoeless Joe", which was the basis for the movie Field of Dreams, where the character was fictionalized with the name Terrence Mann (played by James Earl Jones).
      I like Salinger, but that connection to baseball is essentially a 6 degrees of separation to Kevin Bacon.

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      • #4
        Old guys like that are always pulling something on you. I don't mean he wasn' t inspirational or anything-he was-but sometimes it gets on your nerves, for God's sake, when swell old guys are dying on you and all. I know he wasn't a phony, but it's still a godd*m lousy trick. Just up and leaving like a bast*rd. Just like those ducks in the park and all.



        Rest easy, J.D.



        Back to baseball.

        Go Tigers.
        smoker

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        • #5
          Originally posted by doctor_gogol View Post
          I like Salinger, but that connection to baseball is essentially a 6 degrees of separation to Kevin Bacon.

          Edit: WHOOO HOOOO!! My 500th post! What did I win?
          500 more free posts and two front row seats on The Tonight Show starring Conan O'Brien next Friday night.
          "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
          "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TonyK View Post
            500 more free posts and two front row seats on The Tonight Show starring Conan O'Brien next Friday night.

            HA! Good one!
            Vintage Photos of Detroit Ballparks:
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            • #7
              Originally posted by TonyK View Post
              500 more free posts and two front row seats on The Tonight Show starring Conan O'Brien next Friday night.
              Think you can hook me up with tix to the Jay Leno Show in a month from now?
              "I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher."
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              "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
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              • #8
                Other baseball connection:

                "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                - Alvin Dark

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cubsfan97 View Post
                  Think you can hook me up with tix to the Jay Leno Show in a month from now?
                  I'll have to see if Bob Uecker can spare some front row seats.
                  "He's tougher than a railroad sandwich."
                  "You'se Got The Eye Of An Eagle."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
                    I've always wondered what Salinger thought of his depiction in the book. Not to spoil anything, but Salinger (referred to by the familiar Jerry) became a recluse, per the book, because of something that happened in baseball he didn't like.
                    It was really a bit of a private joke. Salinger had a character named Kinsella in his works, so Kinsella used Salinger as a character.

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