Good Enough to Dream by Roger Kahn

By Roger Kahn

Roger Kahn’s first significant league hit, the lads OF summer time, used to be his runaway bestseller that immortalized the Nineteen Fifties Brooklyn Dodgers. Now Kahn does a similar for gamers whose second within the solar has no longer but arrived.

GOOD adequate TO DREAM is the tale of Kahn’s 12 months as proprietor of the category A, very minor league, Utica Blue Sox. lots of the Blue Sox by no means made it to the majors, yet all of them shared the dream that hyperlinks the small baby within the sandlot with the megastar who has simply smacked one out of the stadium. it is a examine baseball unadorned, a online game nonetheless candy sufficient to trap grown males to leagues the place first class transportation used to be an old-fashioned bus and the infield was once prone to be the consistency of thick soup. it's a humorous and poignant tale of 1 season, and one certain staff, that may make us hesitate earlier than we ever name something “bush league” again.

Praise for Roger Kahn:

"As a child, I enjoyed activities first and writing moment, and enjoyed every thing Roger Kahn wrote. As an grownup, i admire writing first and activities moment, and love Roger Kahn even more." —Pulitzer Prize winner, David Maraniss

"He can epitomize a participant with a unmarried swing of the pen." —TIME journal

"Roger Kahn is the simplest baseball author within the business." —Stephen Jay Gould, manhattan evaluation of Books

"Kahn has the just about unfair reward of straightforward, sleek writing." —BOSTON usher in

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Signalons que la valeur voiture est en baisse, les cylindrées diminuant car la tendance est à la gestion de l’argent. On reste toutefois proche des modèles allemands, Audi ou Mercedes. Dans le milieu, on dit que « le Rebeu est branché BMW ». Une hiérarchie existe en fonction de l’endroit d’où l’on vient. Le joueur issu de la banlieue d’une grande ville, notamment Paris, s’imposera à un joueur venant d’une cité du Mans. Celui-ci sera toujours plus discret. La marque-phare du joueur L1 reste Louis Vuitton.

Un milieu finalement loin d’être anomique, mais où les règles, si elles existent, sont différentes. Il parle aussi de ce désir de frustration qui donne envie de s’en sortir même si, parfois, il faut user de moyens marginaux. Le respect des codes racailles… Le foot aime à se raconter sur le ton du « c’était mieux avant ». Un avant qui fait visiblement la part belle à une verticalité aujourd’hui disparue. Une hiérarchie claire mettant en avant « l’ancien ». En février 2013, dans L’Équipe Mag, Mathieu Valbuena, qui n’a pourtant que 29 ans, expliquait : « Les jeunes aujourd’hui ne sont plus à l’écoute.

Puis tu as le match contre l’Espagne où Nasri, avec Ménez, essayent durant l’échauffement d’allumer la copine du gardien espagnol Casillas à coups de ballons1. ” Et à la fin du match, il veut se battre avec un journaliste de l’AFP. Le fil rouge de tout l’Euro, c’est Nasri. Le problème, c’est que pour le public, c’est tous les Bleus qui ont fauté.  » Loin de tout amalgame, le journaliste de Canal Plus préfère plutôt que l’on extraie les pommes pourries du panier : « L’équipe de France offre un miroir déformant, et par conséquent l’image des Bleus est déformée.

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