In “Goodwood Comes Back,” Warren creates an emotionally myopic narrator whose inability to see Goodwood for who he really is ironically points to the fact that, however short-lived, Goodwood’s personal comeback has been as triumphant as his foray into baseball. The contrast between Goodwood’s intimate knowledge of baseball and the narrator’s ignorance of the game sets the narrator up as a foil to Goodwood. His limitations only serve to highlight Goodwood’s accomplishments.



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