“When she was young, her dad had taken her a few times to Fenway Park, and she remembered the trips fondly- the sizzle of onions and peppers on the vendors’ cars along Landsdowne, the beach balls bounding gaily through the bleachers, the thrilling crush of the impossibly tall, squawking women in the foul-smelling bathroom while her dad was forced to wait outside- but those Sundays weren’t really about baseball for her or for him; they were cultural sallies, like trips to the symphony or the MFA.”—The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach
“'This is the perfect place for you, Henry. With the right support you could become the next Aparicio. Personally, I think everyone involved- you, me, the front office- should do everything possible to make sure you wind up wearing a St. Louis Cardinals cap.'
Henry reached up and touched his brim. ‘I’m wearing one right now.’”—The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach