By W. P. Kinsella
Within the culture of his bestselling Shoeless Joe, W.P. Kinsella has created one other literary baseball vintage. A hot story of magic, humor and the facility of a moment likelihood, its hero is Joe McCoy, an unemployed newspaper author who via a few extraordinary situations is now a fugitive from the FBI. There's just one factor left for Joe to do - move domestic to Iowa and inform his tale to the one males who simply may well think it - Shoeless Joe's Ray Kinsella and The Iowa Baseball Confederacy's Gideon Clarke. This pair, Joe has heard, comprehend something or approximately inexplicable occasions.
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His jaw dropped open. He touched his face and pulled at his skin as if he didn’t think it was real. The kid took off his hat. He had short blond hair. ” he said. The kid was wearing the same clothes as Flip too. And they fit him! ” I demanded. ” “Prove it,” I said. ” “The Bums, of course. The Brooklyn Dodgers,” he said. ” “Well, everybody knows that,” I said. ” “We live in Louisville, Kentucky, Stosh,” the kid said. ” “Oh yeah? ” I asked. “When I was a kid, me and my buddies in Brooklyn used to flip baseball cards against the wall.
There was a jukebox in the corner. There were a bunch of pies in a glass container on the counter. It was just like one of those diners that are made to look like they’re from a long time ago. Only this one really was from a long time ago. “Hey, Flip,” I whispered. “Did you see that waitress over there? ” “Fuhgetabout that, Stosh! What are we doin’ here? ” “Be patient,” I said. “He might walk in the door any minute. Or we might have to go find him. ” “Somethin’ tells me we ain’t gonna see Satchel Paige in this joint,” Flip said.
With my crappy vision, I shouldn’t even be drivin’ my car. ” “Adventure is for the young,” Flip said. ” I said. “You never go anywhere. Just think of it. We’ll get to meet those old-time players you’re always talking about. We can tell Cy Young they named an award after him. ” “I’m sorry, Stosh. ” Well, that was that. I gave it my best shot. Baseball historians would just have to keep on speculating which pitcher was the fastest. I hung up with Flip and went upstairs to take off my uniform. Then I got started on my homework.