The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0945 Tuesday, 2 May 2000.
Date: Monday, 01 May 2000 12:41:17 -0700
Subject: Is Shakespeare Survey Stronger Than Baseball?
Dateline, San Francisco 4/30/00
An informal experiment was conducted today as to which will better
survive a violent encounter, a baseball or a volume of Shakespeare
At Sunday's game between the San Francisco Giants and the Montreal
Expos, Big Mike Jensen sat in section 121. Big Mike happened to have a
copy of Shakespeare Survey # 38 on his lap. He said, "I had the book
out to read that article by Garry Taylor between innings."
A couple of pitches into the fifth inning, the batter fouled the ball
right at Big Mike. He raised the book to protect himself. The ball
struck the cover, denting it and the splitting the spine. "I had pages
coming out, flakes of that chocolate colored cover on my clothes, it was
a real mess," said Big Mike, who added, "And someone else got the ball."
When asked if he would continue to read between innings, Big Mike
replied, "Yeah, but from now on I'm only bringing books by Terry
P. S. With apologies for the cheap shot, but Terry recently wrote off
list telling me to buy multiple copies of the series he is editing for
Routledge, and I can't imagine a better use for them.
Hey Terry, a plug! No need to offer a Golden Qill. You never know
where it has been.