• Thu. Jul 7th, 2022


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Roger Angell: Baseball’s reluctant poet laureate dies at 101

Whether it was describing a particular team as “a troupe of gazelles depicted by a Balkan corps de ballet” or referring to the “habitual aura of glowering intensity” of a favourite pitcher, Roger Angell’s colourful language brought his reports to life, especially in his regular end-of-season essays.