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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 …
reviewed Who's on Worst?. August 22, 2013
Who's on Worst?
I know I'm merely reiterating a sentiment that's been recorded a million billion times in the past, but there isn't much of a better way to start a review of a book like this: Part of the big reason people …
reviewed A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez. June 19, 2013
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 …
reviewed Pinstripe Empire. October 05, 2012
Pinstripe Empire
A great baseball team had better have a lot of truly great stories in its history, and with the New York Yankees, there are just tons. With the new book Pinstripe Empire, Marty Appel makes a concentrated, …
reviewed Cincinnati Reds: Vintage World Series. September 20, 2012
Cincinnati Reds: Vintage World Series
No review for this. Not a proper one, anyway. Having not fulfilled my writing obligation last month and being in danger of not fulfilling it this month, I recently ordered a set of vintage World Series …
posted a Quick Tip about Yogi Berra. May 28, 2012
Yogi Berra
How can you possibly hate a catcher who said things like "When you come to a fork in the road, take it?"
posted a Quick Tip about Willie Mays. June 16, 2011
Willie Mays
One of the great five-tool players of all time. You can make a solid case for him being the greatest ballplayer ever.
reviewed Jacoby Ellsbury. May 30, 2011
Jacoby Ellsbury
I have been waiting my entire life for a player like Jacoby Ellsbury to play for the Boston Red Sox. Because they play in the friendly confines of Fenway Park the previous ownership of the Red Sox seemed …
posted a Quick Tip about Geoff Blum. April 11, 2011
Geoff Blum
While he has never really dominated any one position in baseball, Blum is one of the steadiest utility guys in the game. He was one of my favorite players with the Astros when he was on the squad. To …
posted a Quick Tip about Lance Berkman. April 11, 2011
Lance Berkman
Call him The Big Puma or Fat Elvis or just plain old Lance, in his prime, Berkman was one of the best Astros to take to the diamond. Now that he's bouncing around in free agent land, I hope he eventually …
posted a Quick Tip about John Kruk. April 11, 2011
John Kruk
Kruk always gave us fat guys hope that we could make it to the majors. I love this dude!
posted a Quick Tip about Greg Maddux. April 11, 2011
greg maddux
Even though he played most of his career with one of my most hated teams, Atlanta, I have nothing but respect for Maddux.
posted a Quick Tip about Manny Ramirez. April 11, 2011
Manny Ramirez
Ramirez tarnished his own image plenty during his active years, but when he announced his retirement immediately following an announcement by MLB that he would be investigated for PEDs, his star sank …
posted a Quick Tip about Roger Clemens. April 11, 2011
Roger Clemens
I've always been a fan of pitchers who focus more on location and deception instead of all-out speed and power, but watching Clemens, juiced or not, was always a spectacle. I had the opportunity to witness …
reviewed Munson: The Life and Death of Yankee .... January 11, 2011
Munson: The Life and Death of Yankee Captain
This book presents a lot of interesting information on the personality of one of the most quirky Yankees of all time. Most Yankee fans remember the outspoken Reggie as well as Goose, and Martin of the …
reviewed Sandy Koufax. November 17, 2010
Sandy Koufax
Koufax was so good that even though his arm was deteriorating, he could still completely overpower hitters. Two of the most fitting attributes came from other people in baseball. After pitcher Tommy John …
posted a Quick Tip about John Kruk. September 17, 2010
John Kruk
One of my favorite quotes of all time came from Mr. Kruk: "I'm not an athlete. I'm a professional baseball player."
posted a Quick Tip about Barry Zito. September 15, 2010
Barry Zito
Z is so well known for his famous curve ball. He was nicknamed "Captain Hook." I met him back in 2007. Nice person. Received three personal autographs from him. And handsome too. :-) Go Giantssssssssssssssssssssssssss111 …
posted a Quick Tip about Pete Carroll. August 25, 2010
A self adsorbed individual who ran rather than face up to his responsibility at USC
posted a Quick Tip about Joe Mauer. June 27, 2010
Joe Mauer
Signed an amazing contract with the Twins this year. Definitely a star to watch, follow and cheer for on the Twins team.
posted a Quick Tip about Pete Carroll. May 04, 2010
Was a losing HC in the NFL before taking USC job. USC is now decimated by NCAA sanctions for recruiting violations. Carroll got out just in time.
posted a Quick Tip about Hideki Matsui. March 01, 2010
Hideki Matsui
A great replacement for Vlade. I am looking forward to a big year for Godzilla.
reviewed Mark McGwire. January 13, 2010
Mark McGwire
Mark McGwire finally admitted that he used steroids.  Mark is going to become the St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach and Tony LaRussa convinced him to come out clean about his drug use.  For …
reviewed Mark McGwire. January 12, 2010
Mark McGwire
I watched Mark McGwire squirming in a chair licking his lips in front of Bob Costas answering a tirade of questions given to him about his steroid use.  I was asking myself, "did we really need …
reviewed Andre Dawson. January 08, 2010
Andre Dawson
One of the things I don't like about the Baseball Hall of Fame is all the politics behind the selection.  For one thing I'm glad that only a very select few make it into Cooperstown but I can't stand …
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