Monday, June 20, 7:30 PM
Leonard Cassuto, editor of The Cambridge Companion to Baseball, talks with blogger Caryn Rose of Metsgrrl.com
Introduction by series host Ron Hogan
Our ongoing Blogger/Author Pairings series features conversations between authors and bloggers who share territories, passions, and preoccupations. With baseball season upon us, a Brooklynite's fancy turns to the diamond. The Cambridge Companion to Baseball provides a comprehensive look at the sport's history and important figures, as well as the contrast between baseball's massive, big-business present with its romanticized origins and its evolution against the backdrop of American and world history. The book's editor Leonard Cassuto is an award-winning writer and a professor of English at Fordham University; his sportswriting has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He'll talk about the book and the game with Caryn Rose, a Brooklyn-based writer and photographer who covers the ups and downs of the New York Mets at metsgrrl.com. The event will be hosted by series curator Ron Hogan, creator of the seminal literary blog Beatrice.com.