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reviewed Sweet Lou and the Cubs. July 14, 2011
Sweet Lou and the Cubs
I must make an apology to all of the Cubs fans who may be reading this. In my recent attempt to honor the recently retired all-time managing great Lou Piniella, I set out to read and review a book about …
reviewed Cooperstown Confidential. July 09, 2011
Cooperstown Confidential
To me, the Hall of Fame candidacy of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are open and shut cases. Both are arguably the best players of all time at their positions – Bonds is the all-time home runs leader, …
reviewed Seasons in Hell. July 08, 2011
Seasons in Hell
When the worst baseball teams in history are discussed, somehow the Texas Rangers get left out fairly frequently. Maybe they don't have the extended histories of other storied disasters like the Phillies …
reviewed Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox .... June 12, 2011
Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans
Pros: player info     Cons: confusing writers ... who was who?     The Bottom Line:    "Because I love that dirty water  Oh, oh, Boston, …
reviewed Ball Four. October 13, 2010
Ball Four
Pros: Lives up to its hype     Cons: Doesn't surpass its hype     The Bottom Line: Bouton can take heart in the fact that the fans - you know, the people who COUNT …
reviewed The Best Life Diet. October 05, 2010
The Best Life Diet
Pros: easy to read, great recipes      Cons: not all that unique      The Bottom Line: I personally found this book to be quite good in comparison to others and …
reviewed Leslie Sansone's Eat Smart Walk Stron.... October 05, 2010
Leslie Sansone's Eat Smart Walk Strong: The Secrets to Effortless Weight Loss
Pros: great ideas throughout the book, well written      Cons: Makes weightloss appear much more effortless than it really is      The Bottom Line: While the book …
reviewed 90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And O.... September 05, 2010
90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales
Pros: Sharp, witty, entertaining     Cons: Span refers to New York City as just "New York"     The Bottom Line: I read too many GOOD baseball books! I need a bad …
reviewed Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfa.... September 01, 2010
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Pros: Interesting account of front office life and statistics     Cons: Wanders and jumps around too much     The Bottom Line: The real game is money!     …
reviewed Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogu.... August 17, 2010
Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues,
Pros: Little descriptions really put you into the scene     Cons: Hasn't yet reached the official best baseball books echelon      The Bottom Line: And the …
reviewed Fever Pitch. July 25, 2010
Fever Pitch
Pros: Nick Hornby's style is always brilliant     Cons: Some readers may not understand because it's soccer     The Bottom Line: Go Buffalo Sabres!     …
reviewed Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound With.... July 01, 2010
Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound With a Minor
Pros: Descriptions of life in the minors are always fun     Cons: Pretty routine if you read lots of baseball books     The Bottom Line: Aren't odd men always out? …
reviewed Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseba.... June 24, 2010
Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic
Pros: Light and breezy, but also very interesting and thoughtful     Cons: Did Milano HAVE to pimp her clothing line and talk about her relationships with ballplayers?     …
reviewed The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary .... June 13, 2010
The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a
Pros: Well written, plenty of background on certain players...     Cons: ...Because the 1975 Reds as they were are a snooze by themselves     The Bottom Line: Sorry …
reviewed Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseba.... June 01, 2010
Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic
If you love either Alyssa Milano or Baseball, you will enjoy reading this interesting view of baseball and the role it has played in her life. As a boy a few years younger than Alyssa, I watched her on …
90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales
Anyone who has been around me any length of time would tell you that I am not a sports fan, but I have found the lives of those who are to be fascinating as it almost creates a family within itself. I …
reviewed The Curse of the Bambino. April 10, 2010
The Curse of the Bambino
Pros: Well-written and interesting     Cons: Drenched in weepy sentimentality     The Bottom Line: Go Yankees!     I'm having a hard time figuring …
reviewed The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary .... January 24, 2010
The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a
The Cincinatti Reds were my favorite baseball team throughout my youth. I was always a big fan of their larger than life players Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Jonny Bench, Ken Griffey, Tony Perez, Don Gullett, …
The Catch: One Play, Two Dynasties, and the Game That Changed the NFL (9780307409089): Gary Myers, Joe Montana: Books
On January 10, 1982 the San Francisco 49’ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship game on one of the most memorable catches in NFL history.  Late in the fourth quarter, with …
reviewed The Bad Guys Won!. November 27, 2009
The Bad Guys Won!
Pros: Portrays ballplayers back when they actually had fun, dammit!     Cons: Several members of this team were during the season...     The Bottom Line: Was this …
reviewed The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside.... October 31, 2009
The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the
Pros: Sparky Lyle writes like a true ballplayer     Cons: A lot of filler     The Bottom Line: Go Yankees!     One of the dumbest type of sports …
reviewed The Rocket That Fell to Earth: Roger .... October 19, 2009
The Rocket That Fell to Earth: Roger Clemens and
Pros: We're talking about Roger Clemens here!     Cons: Feels like Pearlman is getting revenge for believing in Clemens     The Bottom Line: It took Clemens several …
reviewed The Yankee Years. October 13, 2009
The Yankee Years
Pros: Magnificently details the pressures of managing the Yankees     Cons: Not enough detail on actually building the dynasty     The Bottom Line: The Yankees …
reviewed Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of .... September 09, 2009
Got Fight?: The 50 Zen Principles of Hand-to-Face
Pros: Hilarious and informative     Cons: Not for everyone (obviously)     The Bottom Line: Got fight?  No?  Then it's time to learn.     …
reviewed The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary .... September 06, 2009
The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary Season, and a
I am going to be very upfront on this review. There was practically zero chance that I would not love this book. First, Joe Posnanski is my favorite sportswriter out there right now. In fact, I already …
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