Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Book news surfaces on Times' sports pages

Two book-related stories appear today on the sports pages of The New York Times.

The first concerns author Pat Conroy and his reconciliation with The Citadel. Times reporter Charles McGrath writes: "The Citadel’s most famous alumnus is not an athlete, or even a general, but a novelist, Pat Conroy, class of ’67, who dared to write about the place and made himself so unpopular that for 30 years he was all but barred from the campus. Last week, though, he was on hand to see his former team thump Furman, its archrival, 75-54."

The second story concerns inaccuracies in a baseball memoir written by former minor league pitcher Matt McCarthy.

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