Ian Baker-Finch walks to the 18th tee en route to winning the Open at Royal Birkdale in 1991. Walking the course actually became the Australian's forte once the art of hitting the ball deserted him. Picture: Getty Images
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It is the best thing to do with them, though the sports editor swears by throwing them at employees with the injunction to "get a few ideas in their napper".
The book I read was called The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, a name so American it whistles Yankee Doodle Dandy while peering at a map looking for a country to invade. Chad's novel has lots of words and pages and characters and situations. But part of it concerns a shortstop who has lost the art of fielding, suddenly and awfully.
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