WAIW Salute: Harvey Pekar

Monday, July 12, 2010

WAIW Salute: Harvey Pekar

. Monday, July 12, 2010



Not necessarily baseball-related, and not one of the Golden Girls, but we feel we'd be remiss without a proper salute to Harvey Pekar, creator of American Splendor and sometime Indians fan, who died today at the age of 70. As the godfather of the "ordinary schlubs doing ordinary shit" genre of literature, he forged the ethos of blogs at a time when computers still used punch cards. As two guys who document and bemoan the ups and downs of our Cubs fandom and how it relates to our (exceptionally) ordinary lives, we feel that we've lost one of the greats. Here's to you, Harvey.

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