Monday: Covers from the Hall Collection


Ah that most American of sports, baseball. The Opening Day Parade went past The Library today . . . on and on to the ruddy approbation of a bajillion Reds fans. Motorcycle cops performed a potentially lethal Blue Angels-meets-Shriners series of maneuvers. Clydesdales pranced, high-school bands banged, and yes, even that family friendly eatery Hooters represented. Oh it’s a scene man.

Despite the cover, this book is actually a story of the American Revolution–how little Bixler Newtson applied Roosevelt’s Corollary to a land dispute, inventing the game “baseball”, which in an indigenous tongue originally meant “white men in tights running circles.” All from an English perspective of “that unpleasantness with the colonies,” as we like to call it.  Okay, April 1 was yesterday, but what the heck.

-Ed Scripsi

You can find more Covers from the Hall Collection here.

Published in: on April 2, 2007 at 11:26 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. First, that cover looks like the entire Chinese Olympic baseball team.

    Second, baseball is dead–especially in Cincinnati; that wasn’t a parade, more a funeral procession. When the 80s arrived, the first thing that decade did was twist the head off the Red Stockings and toss its quivering carcass into the Ohio river. Death visited in the form of a fat smoking racist and her devil dog–Shottsy, or something like that.

    Hey, you don’t like the truth..? Inject some steroids and throw away those college come-ons…and get your butt down to double A training camp.

    Otherwise, have a nice day. :)

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