"There are places that many sports fans have heard about. But to visit them with Rushin riding shotgun, pointing out the odd detail with a nudge of the elbow, is a real delight." --USA Today
"A home run." --Maxim
"Insightful and hilarious...postcard perfect." --The San Diego Union-Tribune
"A riotous read...Sports fans should be grateful for a guy like Steve Rushin--not only does he make a hell of a tour guide, but he also does all the driving." --Esquire
"Both hilarious and resonant, a road trip memorable as much for its unlikely detours and pit stops as for what it reveals about America's obsession with sports." --
In this alternately hilarious and insightful account, named a Best Book of 1998 by Publishers Weekly, >b>Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin uses the lens of sports to come to a deeper understanding of America.
On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, Steve Rushin decided to revisit the twin pursuits of his youth: epic car trips and an unhealthy obsession with sports. So he jumped into his fully alarmed Japanese S.U.V. and drove to American sports shrines for a year, everywhere from Larry Bird's boyhood home in French Lick, Indiana, to the cornfield just outside of Dyersville, Iowa, where Field of Dreams was filmed. Now in paperback, Road Swing is the story of his journey.
If you love the language and good humer, you'll love this book.Published 8 months ago by Lowell D. Plaugher
It was an easy read but probably limited to people who are very familiar with sports trivia. It would not be very entertaining for the non sporting crowd. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Ruth Bailey
to do a search on Steve Rushin and find this to be his only work. His column in SI has been a source of great enjoyment to me over the years but Road Swing is even better. Read morePublished on December 16, 2000 by Lar