March 24, 2008

Watching the Dandelions Grow


"Mark Pang and the Impossible Square," my entry in this collection of baseball stories, gets a shout-out in the starred Publishers Weekly review on this page.

Which is as good an occasion as any to mention that the book, Baseball Crazy, is officially out and purchase-able and so forth.

Posted by Dr. Frank at March 24, 2008 07:47 PM | TrackBack

How long is a 2.5 second story?

Posted by: josh at March 25, 2008 11:22 PM

It's around twelve pages, Josh, if I remember correctly.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at March 26, 2008 02:20 AM

I can't read nearly that fast, but I suppose I'll check it out anyway.

Posted by: josh at March 26, 2008 08:35 PM

Jerry Spinelli and Dr Frank in one book?

Welp. Guess I'll be hitting up the book store again after work tonight. :)

Posted by: Sasha at March 27, 2008 06:14 PM

I'm very heartened to see a reference in your post title to "Right Field."

Posted by: Gabe at April 9, 2008 06:24 PM

My middle boy (baseball-obsessed) and I were in absolute hysterics at the beginning of the story, over "Right Short Center" and a million other things....and then kept getting further and further into the story, and got quieter and more intense. This was Kevin Choi, on my son's team--but Kev turned into a David Ortiz power-hitter by the end of the season, everybody's warm and fuzzy ending. Your ending was a million times better.

Great story, great world you created (Chinese is my field, so I know the background--who told you he had to be named "Pang," by the way?), and thank you.

Posted by: Anna at July 17, 2009 03:37 AM