Ring Lardner’s Mysteries of the Central League

My point is that Ring Lardner’s stories helped shaped our nation’s sense of itself and its pastime, but these stories wouldn’t have existed without his experience in the Central League. That raucous baseball conglomerate of Midwest toughs and shady business dealings is down there in our cultural DNA.

2023-10-28T10:24:26-04:00October 23, 2023|

Small Town Sins

I’d recently finished my junior year of high school and was kicking around a few ideas on how to get out of Locksburg, a Central Pennsylvania backwater I’d wanted to flee ever since I was old enough to misspell its name.

2023-08-07T08:38:26-04:00August 2, 2023|