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Changing Pitches

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Washington Senators star Scotty MacKay is a left handed pitcher whose fastball isn't what it used to be His team is in last place His girlfriend just got an actin. I confess I couldn't wait to read this book Ostensibly straight pro baseball player named Scotty starts crushing hard on his handsome teammate and ends up with and I uote a major league problem on his hands It sounded so bad that it HAD to be good Tragically it's just bad enough to be AWFUL and not even in the you secretly kitschily love it waySpoilers ahoy But they're only things you should really really know if you plan on reading this book Don't worry you never will so go ahead and read with impunityThis book would have offended my very sensibilities even without the mediocre writing contrived humor and eye rolling potshots at health food okay okay I get that it was the 1980s but enough with the giant bowls of alfalfa sprouts already all that just added insult to injury The ubiuitous racist jokes about Japanese ballplayers let me sum it up for you East Asians are tiny sneaky and bright yellow just like all those charming old posters tried to tell you are pretty jaw droppingly offensive but you will forget them all as soon as you reach the big climax because last chance to turn back before spoilers OMG IT TURNS OUT SCOTTY ISN'T GAY AFTER ALL HE WAS JUST STRESSED OUT ABOUT PROPOSING TO HIS GIRLFRIEND SO HE GOT CONFUSED AND THOUGHT ALL THAT ANXIETY WAS ACTUALLY A HOMOSEXUAL CRUSH Dear lord NOTHING makes me feel betrayed or rage filled than ostensibly gay stories with oops just kidding endings tacked on to make them palatable to mainstream audiences Seriously they make me just absolutely nuts Again I get that it was the late '80s But if you're going to write a gay book write a gay book Or write a book about straight people I know you know better than that Steve Kluger Wonder Woman, Volume 1 to be His Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters team is in last place His girlfriend just got an actin. 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Has lots of teeth and poses for underwear ads He's blond and has blue eyes Scotty's favorite color is blueBy August Scotty's got a major league problem on his han. Found this while working my way through Kluger's bibliography I so loved My Most Excellent Year Last Days of Summer and Almost Like Being in Love that I had to see what else he wrote Changing Pitches was his first novel and it shows Kluger uses a similar narrative device of notes newspaper clippings letters journal entries etc no emails online chats faxes yet While I still like the book the characters weren't as well developed and I couldn't connect with them as well Also the story's pacing was a little on the slow side And the if you haven't read Kluger's work before the twist towards the end of the book comes out of left field pardon the baseball pun The resolution was unsatisfying maybe due to the year it was written and published there really wasn't any other acceptable ending Regardless it still made me laugh but not as heard as with the other 3 aforementioned books

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G job as a pitcher of Kool Aid on a TV commercial And if that isn't enough he's just been teamed up with a catcher he detests Jason Cornell Jason is twenty eight. This book's key demographic is likely baseball fans than readers of LGBT lit yeah I know there's overlap but we have here a wonderful wonderful baseball book for baseball fans especially the ones that lived through the seventies and eighties Warning if you're interested in lots and lots of hot gay sex this may not be what you're expecting but if you want a sports story that deals w an LGBT presence in sports you've probably come to the right place


10 thoughts on “Changing Pitches

  1. says:

    I confess I couldn't wait to read this book Ostensibly straight pro baseball player named Scotty starts crushing hard on his handsome teammate and ends up with and I uote a major league problem on his hands??? It sounded so bad that it HAD to be good Tragically it's just bad enough to be AWFUL and not even in the you secretly kitschily love it waySpoilers ahoy But they're only things you should really really know if you plan on reading this book Don't worry you never will so go ahead and read with impunityThis book would have offended my very sensibilities even without the mediocre writing contrived humor and eye rolling potshots at health food okay okay I get that it was the 1980s but enough with the giant bowls of alfalfa sprouts already all that just added insult to injury The ubiuitous racist jokes about Japanese ballplayers let me sum it up for you East Asians are tiny sneaky and bright yellow just like all those charming old posters tried to tell you are pretty jaw droppingly offensive but you will forget them all as soon as you reach the big climax because last chance to turn back before spoilers OMG IT TURNS OUT SCOTTY ISN'T GAY AFTER ALL HE WAS JUST STRESSED OUT ABOUT PROPOSING TO HIS GIRLFRIEND SO HE GOT CONFUSED AND THOUGHT ALL THAT ANXIETY WAS ACTUALLY A HOMOSEXUAL CRUSH Dear lord NOTHING makes me feel betrayed or rage filled than ostensibly gay stories with oops just kidding endings tacked on to make them palatable to mainstream audiences Seriously they make me just absolutely nuts Again I get that it was the late '80s But if you're going to write a gay book write a gay book Or write a book about straight people I know you know better than that Steve Kluger


  2. says:

    35I liked this story especially the emotional issues the narrator has and how he deals with them His voice is also sweet and funnyThe baseball talk lost me most of the timeI also think the theme that plagues Scotty the main character thought most of the book wasn't done in a very rewarding manner things could have been done better I understand the whys this was a book published originally in 1984 but at the same time some steps taken by the author didn't add up and feel just like an excuse


  3. says:

    Very good novel about a major league baseball pitcher who at 36 is heading the last place team in the league as he slowly realizes he needs to make some changes in his personal and professional lives


  4. says:

    This book's key demographic is likely baseball fans than readers of LGBT lit yeah I know there's overlap but we have here a wonderful wonderful baseball book for baseball fans especially the ones that lived through the seventies and eighties Warning if you're interested in lots and lots of hot gay sex this may not be what you're expecting but if you want a sports story that deals w an LGBT presence in sports you've probably come to the right place


  5. says:

    Not my favorite of the books I've read by Kluger A little disappointed in this one honestly


  6. says:

    I can't help but think I might have enjoyed this book if I likedunderstood baseball


  7. says:

    Not as wonderful as Kluger's other recent books I believe this is Kluger's first novel and it shows Characters don't seem uite as developed in this book as they are in his other books though they are still likeable I didn't laugh out loud or cry I just turned each page waiting for the end If I'd read this one before his other books I'm not sure I would have read the others I won't be buying this one but I still suggest that if you like Kluger's books you might as well read this one tooThe following is a portion of a review on by Moustapha Sene that I agree withTrue Changing Pitches only hints at the uniue narrative style that Kluger would develop fully in his future novels but in some ways the actual writing is tighter crisper and to the point than it is in his popular books This may be because he hadn't yet stumbled upon the device of telling his story through the points of view of a variety of different people and their respective speech patterns but is able to concentrate almost entirely on the wry and acerbic left handed fastballer Scotty MacKay sort of a Henry Wiggen with a college degree


  8. says:

    I'll never be able to work up to the rant that the Phoenix airport was graced with after I finished this book and called Katie to sympathize That was a cathartic layover But I'm sure I can come up with a few of the reasons this book is out of print For starters it's pretty much a fraud to call this a gay romance it's not very romantic and is rather offensively not gay I'm not sure I ever got a sense of what any of the characters looked like or why they liked each other There's a lot of bad baseball and bad health food and bad psychotherapy Oh and THEN there's the bit where the love interest tells some off color jokes about Japanese ball players and midgets if I recall and THAT's the moment the narrator falls for him Dude the 80s ShudderSteve you've come a looooooooong way No wonder My Most Excellent Year is so overcompensatingly clever and progressive


  9. says:

    Found this while working my way through Kluger's bibliography I so loved My Most Excellent Year Last Days of Summer and Almost Like Being in Love that I had to see what else he wrote Changing Pitches was his first novel and it shows Kluger uses a similar narrative device of notes newspaper clippings letters journal entries etc no emails online chats faxes yet While I still like the book the characters weren't as well developed and I couldn't connect with them as well Also the story's pacing was a little on the slow side And the if you haven't read Kluger's work before the twist towards the end of the book comes out of left field pardon the baseball pun The resolution was unsatisfying maybe due to the year it was written and published there really wasn't any other acceptable ending Regardless it still made me laugh but not as heard as with the other 3 aforementioned books


  10. says:

    While not as fantastic as Almost Like Being in Love this still bears the Halmark of a Steve Kluger book The narration of his characters is brilliant The conversations are so realistic and funny I admit to feeling a little lost due to my complete lack of knowledge to any and all things baseball but even so I was interested and amused enough to not really careScotty is going through a kinda mid life crisis I guess you could say Along the way we get to meet a few characters that are important to him and learn of his mixed feelings for said characters I would not class this as a romantic story a look at one guys thoughts and feelings about life love and baseball just as the cover says lol But if you are a fan of Steve Kluger you will enjoy this just maybe not as much as his other popular titles


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