There was a beauty here

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“There was a beauty here, refined from country pastures, a game of solitariness, of waiting, waiting for the pitcher to complete his gaze toward first base and throw his lightning, a game whose very taste, of spit and dust and grass and sweat and leather and sun, was America.”

-John Updike, from his book “Rabbit Redux.” Updike died Tuesday at the age of 76.

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