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Commentary: Out of Left Field

 the book cover of Straight Man
Pete Peterson (provided)

SIU-Carbondale alum Bob Odenkirk starred in the eight-episode series Lucky Hank, which recently concluded on AMC.

The TV series was based on the book Straight Man, written by former SIU-C English professor Richard Russo.

 A photo of Richard Russo and Pete Peterson during their softball playing days
Pete Peterson (provided)
Richard Russo (left) and Pete Peterson in a team picture during their softball playing days in Carbondale.

WSIU’s Reading Baseball contributor Pete Peterson has this special commentary about Russo’s time in Carbondale and his disappointment that the TV series took little from the novel.

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