is not a natural baseball fan. She got interested when her husband, Michael Lewis, was working on his book Moneyball
. As Lewis became obsessed with teaching his readers another way to watch the game, Soren focused on showing people how to see the players in a different way: as fallible and broken people who sacrifice their bodies for a chance to play in the major leagues. The result is Fantasy Life
, a 15-year span of photographs of a group of minor league draft picks for the Oakland A’s.
In the Spiel, yeah, we’re having a hard time understanding this whole “unmasking” business, too.
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