A Day in the Bleachers is a baseball book but also a book about American culture at mid-century. We not only learn what occurred on the field but also about the observations and comments of the bleacher bums.
On July 26 in Cooperstown, New York, most of the focus will be on Hall of Fame inductees and a prestigious group of managers. There is another honoree, however, to whom attention must be paid: arguably our greatest living baseball writer.
The recent explosion in football writing appears to have been fueled in no small part by the acceleration in use and availability of social media, both as a platform for debate and as a means of dissemination.
The Tribune columnist -- the author of an "unflattering assessment of Bulls center Joakim Noah" -- eats his own words. Maybe Rick Reilly should consider what will wash down his predictions about the Broncos!