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A Nice Little Place on the North Side - Wrigley Field at One Hundred

George Will

"George Will on baseball. Perfect."-Los Angeles Times In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history? Winding beautifully like Wrigley's iconic ivy, Will's meditation on "The Friendly Confines" examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field's legend and the larger-than-life characters-from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banks-who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs' future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility. In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.

"George Will on baseball. Perfect."-Los Angeles Times In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history? Winding beautifully like Wrigley's iconic ivy, Will's meditation on "The Friendly Confines" examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field's legend and the larger-than-life characters-from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banks-who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs' future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility. In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.
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"George Will on baseball. Perfect."-Los Angeles Times In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns one hundred years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion, and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history? Winding beautifully like Wrigley's iconic ivy, Will's meditation on "The Friendly Confines" examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field's legend and the larger-than-life characters-from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher, and Banks-who brought it glory, heartbreak, and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs' future, and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility. In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Deakins

Length:

5h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:33