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by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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Roger Angell: ‘The Best’

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.

  1. Although today is Halloween, this site’s logo is orange and black as a celebration of the 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.