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reviewed Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption .... December 31, 2013
Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption and Baseball's Longest Game
On the Saturday and Sunday of Easter 1981 the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings played the longest professional baseball game ever.  Thirty years later Dan Barry retells the story of the game through the stories of its key participants:  the future Hall of Famers (Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken, Jr.), the ones who finally made it to the show (Joe Morgan and Rich German), and those …
reviewed Who's on Worst?. September 08, 2013
Who's on Worst?
Baseball invites books like this with its long history and cross-generation comparable  data. Sports columnist Bondy looks at the players, managers, and owners from the bottom up, sometimes using stats to rank his records of infamy, sometime biographies and histories.      This is both the strength and weakness of this kind of list.  No matter how many stats Bondy uses  …
reviewed The 50 Greatest Players in New York Y.... September 03, 2013
The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History a book
The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History is a 300 page book that opens with “Introduction: The Yankee Pedigree” before covering the top 50 players. The introduction covers the Yankee beginnings in Baltimore, the move to New York in 1905, the move to the Polo Grounds in 1915, and the storied success in the following decades. That history is brought forward to the super stars …
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reviewed Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club: Chicago & Th.... July 15, 2013
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Mr. Wrigley's Ball Club: Chicago & The Cubs During The Jazz Age
The city of Chicago was an incredibly exciting place to be in the 1920's. People were flocking to this thriving midwestern metropolis from such faraway places as Ireland, Lithuania and Poland as well as from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, all in search of a better life. Prohibition was the law of the land and nowhere in America was this statute more disregarded than in Chicago. This dubious …
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reviewed 42 (2013 film). July 08, 2013
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42 (2013 film)
It's hard to think that in a 40-year acting career that included Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Jack Ryan, Richard Kimble, and an Oscar nomination for Witness, Harrison Ford never really tried to delve into the role of a person who actually existed. It's why the casting of 42, the movie about Jackie Robinson, felt so weird: It isn't some great Method actor known for disappearing into his roles playing Branch …
reviewed A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez. June 19, 2013
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A-ROD The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez
A-Rod, by Selena Roberts, doesn't take long to cut to the heart of what it really is. You can tell what it is easily by looking to the top of the cover, where it mentions that Roberts is the Sports Illustrated writer who broke A-Rods steroids scandal.    As far as tomes to the fallen baseball heroes we once loved and wanted to believe in go, A-Rod is even more egregious and angry-written …
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reviewed The 50 Greatest Players in New York Y.... May 22, 2013
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The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History a book
This review is based on a free copy I received from At Home Plate.  I looked through this book and found it packed with a lot of great information, not only of the top 50 players but also players 51-100.  Most true Yankee fans know the top 10 (Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, Jeter, etc.) but after that you get to know some great stats and milestones that were compiled by some you …
reviewed A League of Their Own. May 02, 2013
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A League of Their Own
With all the historical baseball films out there this is one of the best!  During WW II there was a dearth of "male" players to fill the minor league rosters.  As a result there was an interest in having something to take the place of these games.  Someone came up with the idea of selling a women's baseball league.  This film uses an all-star cast to magically show …
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reviewed The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How B.... April 27, 2013
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The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game
"But in all eight of its markets, the Association was transforming the public's perception of baseball itself, turning it from a fading game stained by corruption into a lively, affordable, fun-filled form of entertainment, the perfect two-hour escape from lives circumscribed by hard toil." - p. 116 In 1879 the game of baseball was virtually dead and buried in the city of St. Louis.  …
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reviewed Francona: The Red Sox Years. February 07, 2013
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Francona: The Red Sox Years
Although I am a voracious consumer of non-fiction I seldom traverse into the world of sports. If I read 50 books a year chances are less than a handful would be concerned with sports. There are simply too many other subjects I would prefer to read about. Several weeks ago The Boston Globe began releasing excerpts from Dan Shaugnessy and Terry Francona's long awaited and highly touted new collaboration …
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Expanded Wild Card Format
It is just one more expansion of the playoff structure in order to generate more revenue. When the divisional playoffs began, they were the best of five. Then, the argument that the World Series was seven was used to expand them to seven. Then there was the expansion to three divisions and including the wild card. Now, the wild card is a one game playoff and it will not be long before it will be expanded …
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