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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: The Art of Fielding

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach p. 37

"Owen didn't want anything from Coach Cox--not a starting job, or a better spot in the batting order, or even any advice--and so Coach Cox could afford to treat him as an equal. Much the same way, perhaps, that a priest appreciates his one agnostic parishioner, the one who doesn't want to be saved but keeps showing up for the stained glass and the singing."

Religion always seems to come up eventually in books or movies about baseball. But it's interesting that since Owen didn't want anything, he can be an equal to the coach. I understand that the coach can't punish or reward him, but that's different than being an equal.

2 comments:

Book Dilettante said...

This book has been on many blogs but I have not yet read it. Sounds good, from the teaser.

Alan said...

Very interesting. Mine is from an espionage thriller, Deadly Straits. http://eyesandearsblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/teaser-tuesday.html