Covers from the Hall Collection

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Opening Day. You’d think Cincinnatians were drunk on baseball to see the damp, red-clad throngs between Findlay Market, fountain square, and the stadium. All day, bag pipes, whoops, hollers, horns, latin bands, marching bands and even klaxons have been giving Silencia fits. No fireworks, as of yet. This also gives Silencia conniptions, as she is a fan. (Note to staff: wouldn’t she look great in a Reds cap? Like one of those non-red Reds caps? Pink maybe? Or is that too girly?) Without reading too much of Try and Trust; or: Abner Holden’s Bound Boy, it seems to deal with sports as representative of The American Business Way, as in “Abner Holden put the ball on deck but failed to convert in the paint, remaining therefore a member of the lower, albeit hard-working classes.” And by the way, you learn something new every day. Horatio Alger, Jr. may well have been, as DCI Tennyson puts it, a “peedophile”, a not insignificant detail in the character of an author of dime novels for boys. If I’m the last person on earth who did not already know this, I apologize.        -Ed Scripsi

You can find more Covers from the Hall Collection here.

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