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Page Turner: Looking at baseball fiction

Originally Published: December 19, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The constant challenge with baseball fiction is that the real thing is almost always better and more compelling.

After all, the outrageous, wonderfully unpredictable drama of the final night of baseball's regular season this year couldn't be topped even if the games were played in an Iowa cornfield, Sidd Finch was pitching and Evan Longoria was swinging a bat made from a lightning-splintered tree. Mean-spirited columnist Max Mercy would never attempt such an over-the-top ...

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