Book Review: I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back by Ben Blatt and Eric Brewster

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  1. sportschump

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    If you’ve ever seen Animal House, Van Wilder or any of the Vacation movies (and shame on you if you haven’t) then you’re already familiar with the institution known as Harvard University’s National Lampoon. Lampoon is low-brow humor combined with high-brow education that has been a mainstay in American comedy ever since the first knock-knock joke was told.

    Which is why when two Harvard grads, one of whom is a baseball-obsessed, numbers-cruncher and the other who was president of the Harvard Lampoon, combined to write a book about visiting thirty baseball stadiums in thirty days, I figured it was bound to be chockfull of light-hearted, perhaps raunchy yet still thought-provoking comedy about our national pastime. “There were few other venues to watch clusters of men – all supposedly representing the epitome of masculinity – as they ran around in stretchy pants and knee-high socks.”

    More on the book at: http://sportschump.net/2015/03/30/b...never-get-back-ben-blatt-eric-brewster/15278/
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    had a friend who visited every stadium with his wife a few years back
    okay, quite a few years back
    but they spread it out over the entire season
    they were exhausted when it was over
    i can't imagine doing it in 30 days
     
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    You could tell that it started to wear on 'em.
     
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    i'll bet
    definitely have to pick it up
    sounds like a good read
     
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    Wasn't bad, man.

    Although if given the option, pick up Dethier's 18 in America.

    Like I said, it's the best sports-related book I've read lately.
     
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