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Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Rememberby John Feinstein
Synopses & Reviews
Seasoned pitchers Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina have seen it all in the Major Leagues, and both entered 2007 in search of individual milestones and one more shot at the World Series—Glavine with the Mets, Mussina five miles away with the Yankees. The two veterans experience very different seasons—one on a team dealing with the pressure to get to a World Series for the first time in seven years, the other with a team expected to be there every year. Taking the reader through contract negotiations, spring training, the ups of wins and the downs of losses, and the people in their lives—family, managers, pitching coaches, agents, catchers, other pitchers—Feinstein provides a true insider's look at the pressure cooker of sports at the highest level.
Pitchers are the heart of baseball, and John Feinstein tells the story of the game today through one season and two great pitchers working in the crucible of the New York media market.
About the Author
John Feinstein spent eleven years with "The Washington Post." He has also written for "Sport, The Sporting News, " and "Inside Sports, " has been a special contributor to "Sports Illustrated, " and is currently the main feature writer for "The National." His stories have appeared in five editions of "Best Sports Stories, " and he has won twelve U.S. Basketball Writers awards.
Mr. Feinstein lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and Shelter Island, New York, with his wife, Mary Clare.
Foster received an MA in Theater from the University of Michigan.
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