Friend of the site and the best writer at the RFT Aimee Levitt has found this guy named Edward Everett. Actually, she found a guy that wrote a book about Edward Everett first and then found Edward Everett.
The writer also happens to be from STL and people are calling this the next “Natural”.
Not only are you going to get a tremendous long-form article about baseball from Aimee, but you also can get a couple chapter preview of the book this article is based off of.
From Ms. Levitt:
“Joe Schuster’s a St. Louis writer, a prof at Webster and a lifelong Cards fan. You may have read some of his articles in “Gameday” or, going way back, in “Sport.”
Now he’s published his first novel, The Might Have Been. It’s about a 27-year-old baseball player named Edward Everett Yates who finally gets a shot with the Cards in the summer of 1976 and then suffers a freak knee injury that puts an end to his major league career. It’s something a guy like Edward Everett just can’t get over. Flash forward 30 years and he’s managing a crappy minor league team in a dying Iowa town and wondering if it’s all worth it.
Schuster’s a terrific writer, and The Might Have Been is a terrific book, right up there with the great baseball novels like Shoeless Joe and The Natural.”
Let’s talk turkey here, pal. You don’t have anything better to do right now. So click on that link up there and read the damn story. Because the more you click, the more ads the RFT can serve, the more they can pay Aimee to go out and do these type of ‘real’ stories.
We’ll be back to dick jokes and Bachelor recaps tomorrow.