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    Slouching Toward Fargo
    A Two-Year Saga Of Sinners And St. Paul Saints At The Bottom Of The Bush Leagues With Bill Murray, Darryl Strawberry, Dakota Sadie And Me

    by Neal Karlen

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    • Release date: March 7, 2000
    • ISBN: 9780380792153 (038079215X)
    • Author: Neal Karlen
    • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
    • Language: english
    • Format: paperback, 384 pages
    • Awards: Casey Award (1999)
    • Genres: baseball, sports, memoir, humor

    About The Book

    In Slouching Toward Fargo, author Neal Karlen describes his two-year journey with the St. Paul Saints — the most audacious bushleague ballclub ever to plumb the bottom of the pro sports barrel. Coowned by comedian Bill Murray and run by Mike Veeck — son of the infamous sports promoter Bill Veeck — this motley collection of mutts, hopefuls, and has-beens has become a national phenomenon for playing with as much gusto off the field as on … while proudly adhering to the timeless sports credo that it takes heart, skill, and cheap theatrics to plant devoted butts in stadium seats. This is where Darryl Strawberry was rehabilitated (the first time) and began his long comeback climb to the Majors. Jack Morris — once baseball’s winningest pitcher and biggest s.o.b. — joined the team only to vanish without a trace. Baseball’s first female player, Ila Borders, made history on the mound of the Saints’ ever-sold-out Midway Stadium. And St. Louis Cardinals phenom, J.D. Drew, played here for $300 a month while holding out for Major League millions. Here is the true story of one championship season and one complete collapse; a tale told with high spirits and genuine affection of frantic fans and baseball Annies, a back-rubbing nun, a blind sportscaster, and a 300-pound pig ballboy; a glorious celebration of the boys who still play the game for the best of reasons: SO THEY CAN GET CHICKS.

    In this era of spoiled millionaire athletes and Big Business baseball, the spirit of the Game is alive and well — -if a bit deranged — -in America’s heartland.In SLOUCHING TOWARD FARGO, author Neal Karlen describes his two-year journey with the St. Paul Saints — -the most audacious bush-league ballclub ever to plumb the bottom of the pro sports barrel. Co-owned by comedian Bill Murray and run by Mike Veeck — -son of the infamous sports promoter Bill Veeck — -this motley collection of mutts, hopefuls, and has-beens has become a national phenomenon for playing with as much gusto off the field as on…while proudly adhering to the timeless sports credo that it takes heart, skill, and cheap theatrics to plant devoted butts in stadium seats. This is where Darryl Strawberry was rehabilitated (the first time) and began his long come-back climb to the Majors. Jack Morris — -once baseball’s winningest pitcher and biggest s.o.b. — -joined the team only to vanish without a trace. Baseball’s first female player, Ila Borders, made history on the mound of the Saints’ ever-sold-out Midway Stadium. And St. Louis Cardinals phenom, J.D. Drew, played here for $300 a month while holding out for Major League millions. Here is the true story of one championship season and one complete collapse; a tale told with high spirits and genuine affection of frantic fans and baseball Annies, a back-rubbing nun, a blind sportscaster, and 300-pound pig ballboy; a glorious celebration of the boys who still play the game for the best of reasons: SO THEY CAN GET CHICKS.In this era of spoiled millionaire athletes and Big Business baseball, the spirit of the Game is alive and well — -if a bit deranged — -in America’s heartland.

    In SLOUCHING TOWARD FARGO, author Neal Karlen describes his two-year journey with the St. Paul Saints — -the most audacious bush-league ballclub ever to plumb the bottom of the pro sports barrel. Co-owned by comedian Bill Murray and run by Mike Veeck — -son of the infamous sports promoter Bill Veeck — -this motley collection of mutts, hopefuls, and has-beens has become a national phenomenon for playing with as much gusto off the field as on…while proudly adhering to the timeless sports credo that it takes heart, skill, and cheap theatrics to plant devoted butts in stadium seats. This is where Darryl Strawberry was rehabilitated (the first time) and began his long come-back climb to the Majors. Jack Morris — -once baseball’s winningest pitcher and biggest s.o.b. — -joined the team only to vanish without a trace. Baseball’s first female player, Ila Borders, made history on the mound of the Saints’ ever-sold-out Midway Stadium. And St. Louis Cardinals phenom, J.D. Drew, played here for $300 a month while holding out for Major League millions. Here is the true story of one championship season and one complete collapse; a tale told with high spirits and genuine affection of frantic fans and baseball Annies, a back-rubbing nun, a blind sportscaster, and 300-pound pig ballboy; a glorious celebration of the boys who still play the game for the best of reasons: SO THEY CAN GET CHICKS.

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