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The Boy On The Edge Of The Bathtub: Sam Lipsyte On Growing Up A…

Whenever somebody makes the connection between my father, Robert Lipsyte, the legendary sportswriter, and me (usually because Lipsyte is a rare name, unique to our family, a family that may or may not include a Lithuanian paratrooper I once found online who boasted in emails about our fierce mountain-dwelling… » 1/09/13 2:40pm 1/09/13 2:40pm

"What Do You Want Me To Do—Tell You How Bad My Life Is, How Shitty It…

In 2005, Adam Greenberg was struck in the head with a fastball in his first major-league at-bat. He's spent the last seven years trying to get back to the majors. Last week, he signed a one-day contract with the Marlins and got his second career at-bat to a standing ovation in Miami last night. He struck out swinging… » 10/03/12 4:00pm 10/03/12 4:00pm