Charles McGrath reviewed Seth Mnookin's Feeding the Green Monster (Illustrated. 433 pp. Simon & Schuster. $26.) in the New York Times Book Review.
McGrath, like a lot of us, wonders just how much we have to read about the Red Sox.
Not the least of the many trials inflicted upon the Boston Red Sox has been a torrent of verbiage. Surely no team in recent memory has been so scrutinized, complained about and then elegized. At least since the 1950's, the Sox have received a daily ration of scolding, hand-wringing and second guessing from the Knights of the Keyboard, as Ted Williams dubbed the scribes at the Boston papers. Thanks to John Cheever, who once said that "all literary men are Red Sox fans," the team has also inspired reams of gaseous memoirs from authors eager to recount their first visit to Fenway....
I can't say I'm going to run out to get this one. I'm still waiting for an in-depth look at the trials and tribulations of a team like the Tampa Devil Rays or the Texas Rangers.