inkwell.vue.159 : Howard Bryant, "Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston"
permalink #76 of 78: Howard Bryant (ohmy) Mon 11 Nov 02 21:05
    
None. I thanked him because he was critical of himself though we
disagreed throughout. I believe he was wrong on many counts. He
believes he was right. I sent him a book thanking him for his candor,
though he may not have appreciated that. 

In many ways, I found myself somewhat more interested in the McDonough
personality than Gammons, because at the very least, McDonough
displayed passion for his side of the argument. Peter struck me as
someone for whom race was merely a topic. Some days it moved him, other
days it didn't. To me, it is too important a topic for that type of
moral ambivalence.
  
inkwell.vue.159 : Howard Bryant, "Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston"
permalink #77 of 78: Marcy Sheiner (mmarquest) Tue 26 Nov 02 20:31
    
Re Pumpsie Green's wife: It sounds to me like SHE wants him to write
his memoirs, not that HE wants to! 38 years retired and hasn't picked
up a pen? And she's using you as the reason why? Nuts.
  
inkwell.vue.159 : Howard Bryant, "Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston"
permalink #78 of 78: Steve Bjerklie (stevebj) Wed 27 Nov 02 06:39
    
The general interest in the history of the integration of big-league
baseball is fairly recent, though. Major League Baseball commemorated
Jackie Robinson's achievement only in 1997, the 50th anniversary year
of when he broke in with the Dodgers. Many, and perhaps even most,
baseball fans have been interested in the subject since the beginning,
of course, but I don't think that's true of the general public. And
there's really no money in a memoir unless a publisher can see many
thousands of copies being sold.

Which is to say: The income potential of Pumpsie Green's memoirs may
have occurred to Mrs. Green just recently. 
  



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