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Roger Angell’s Love of the Word Tatterdemalion Is Contagious

On the July 21, 2014, edition of Slate’s sports podcast “Hang Up and Listen,” Stefan Fatsis discussed the writer Roger Angell's affection for the word “tatterdemalion.” This week, the 95-year-old Angell used the word again. An updated transcript of the recording is below, and you can listen to Fatsis’ original essay here. In 2014, Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated wrote a glowing profile of the incomparable baseball writer—incomparable writer, really—Roger Angell, who was finally being honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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