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Read online Are We Winning?.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Are We Winning? A hilarious tribute to baseball and to the fathers and sons who share the love of the game Are We Winning is built around a trip to Wrigley Field to watch the St Louis Cardinals play the Chicago Cubs the lovable losers to most fans but the hated enemy to the Leitch men Along for the ride are both Will s father the gregarious but not exactly demonstrative Midwestern titan who despite being a die hard Cards fan and living his whole life just miles south of Chicago had never been to Wrigley Field before this game and Will s college friend a lifelong Cubs fan The Cardinals have recently fallen out of the pennant race and the Cubs as it turns out are attempting to clinch the division on this Saturday afternoon in September The pitchers are Ted Lilly for the Cubs and Joel Pineiro for the Cardinals It s just a regular game Play ball The book unfolds in half inning increments where Will gives one of a kind insight on the past present and future of the game from Pujols unrivaled greatness to the myth that steroids have ruined baseball Along the way he shares memories of his father and growing up in the small town of Mattoon including the year his dad coached his Little League team and nicknamed a scrawny kid Bulldog and an unlikely postgame episode involving a biker bar and Mr Holland s Opus And there is beer Lots and lots of beer Are We Winning is a book about the indelible bond that links fathers and sons For the Leitch men it s baseball that holds them together not that either of them would ever be so weak as to admit it No matter how far apart they are or what s going on in their lives they ll always be able to talk about baseball It s the story of being a fan a story about fathers sons and legacies And one perfect game by Will Leitch

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