Emma Span’s love of baseball progressed from childhood fan, to sports reporter, to a daughter reconnecting with her father. This witty essay collection offers fans a new perspective on the game of baseball.
At 162 games, baseball has the sports world’s longest season. Grueling. Thrilling. Routine. Lonely. Exhilarating. Major league ballplayers even have a name for this relentless, unmatchable rhythm: The Grind. In The Grind, Barry Svrluga has given us an unforgettably raw, inside look at the wear and tear, the glory and impermanence, of America’s pastime.