This book is a sports enthusiast's dream come true. It has separate sections on the so-called "must reads", "down to the wire", "athletes caught in the draft", "The All-Century Team" and much much more.Do you like to quote little-known sports statistics? If yes, then this book is for you. There are specific stats for Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio and a host of famous and not so famous players. The book talks about the kids in the $5000 suits and the tremendous contracts dangled before them to make them part of the team. Buy this as a gift for any sports enthusiast in the house.
with Allen St. John. This good-natured--not argumentative--book of sports debates is a perfect fit for the baby boomer sports nut. I was immensely enjoying this scattershot collection of classic, funny, weird categories, when Russo won me over completely by introducing a discussion on whether modern athletes really earn their atmospheric salaries by pointing out that Richie Hebner enjoyed his off-season career as a grave-digger just 20 years ago (hardcore Pittsburgh Pirates … more
Russo shows a shocking willingness to be fair, citing the evidence on both sides before choosing one.? ?Wall Street Journal?Opining about sports in a spirited fashion is Chris Russo?s specialty. You don?t have to agree with him 100 percent of the time to find plenty to like and talk about on these pages.? ?Bob Costas, NBC and HBO