This is a fantastic short piece about Game 7 of the World Series1 by Roger Angell.
Watching Bumgarner is like feeling an expertly administered epidural nip in between a couple of vertebrae and deliver bliss: it’s a gliding, almost eventless slide through the innings, with accumulating fly-ball outs and low-count K’s marking the passing scenery.
Roger Angell is 94 years old. He is a national treasure of sportswriting. And I can’t more highly commend that you read “This Old Man“, his piece about being surprised to find himself still alive and relatively well in his nineties.
—Linked by Jason Snell