A few months later, I met him for the first in-person interview, which went well. The third and final interview, in contrast, was the best of all, much of it spent talking about our fathers, always a favorite topic of conversation with Feller. There were plenty of people who loved Feller, and plenty of people who hated him. The book laid out in great detail all the reasons why this was so, and I had no idea how he would react.
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The all-American athlete image contains a great deal of truth that his detractors ignore, while the negative image pouts out the flaws in his personality that the all-American image papers over. Ultimately, Feller is far more interesting when considered as a whole human being There is much to admire in Bob Feller, and much of what he takes criticism for is unfair. There are also things that we can rightfully criticize about him, though this is true of any of us who fall short of divinity. He was a remarkable man. John's work is featured regularly at Minor League Ball.
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