Reviewing The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fydrich

Growing up in Massachusetts, I heard a little bit about Mark “the Bird” Fidrych I vaguely remember people talking about him talking to the ball. I remember people talking about his patting the dirt in front of the mound. Most of all, I remember people talking about the joy watching him pitch brought them.

In 2009, Bird was tragically killed in an accident while working on his truck. He was 54 years old.

Later that week, I saw