Yesterday I received a collection of Ring Lardner's baseball stories. It is a wonderful book. It's about baseball yes, but it is also about a whole lot of other things. It is funny, witty, intelligent, full of observations of human behavior including some behavior we would probably rather not observe. I never knew much about Lardner, but now I think he is a forgotten genius. If you are like me and have not read him; you should. My 0.02$.