Inkwell: Authors and Artists
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.
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.
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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