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What It's Like To Pick Up Tennis In Your 50s
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Late To Tennis Practice

Gerald Marzorati began playing in his 50s. He got a book deal out of it—and a pretty good one-handed backhand.


Are the Olympics Broken Beyond Repair?
Politics

Are the Olympics Broken Beyond Repair?

Dave Zirin looks at the state of the Games, and it's not pretty.


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October 23: Basketball Homelands

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, October 23 with a look at basketball and the environments that shape it. • Longtime Sports Illustrated writer Jack McCallum will discuss his new book Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball • Author Alejandro Danois will discuss The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball, the story of 1980s Baltimore high school team that featured four future NBA players.


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Aug. 16: Ultimate Frisbee, Steve Rushin, and Sports Stadiums

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, August 16 with a grab bag of sports authors: • David Gessner, author of Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth • Sports Illustrated's Steve Rushin, author of Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir • Rafi Kohan, author of The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

July 24: Baseball Night

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, July 24, with a look at all things baseball. Four authors of recent baseball books will be sharing the stage: • Sports Illustrated writer Jay Jaffe, author of The Cooperstown Casebook: Who's in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques • Ron Kaplan, author of Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War • MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand author of The New York Yankees Fans' Bucket List • Faith and Fear in Flushing blogger Greg Prince, author of Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star

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