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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."


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