♦ Doug Glanville, author of The Game from Where I Stand: From Batting Practice to the Clubhouse to the Best Breakfast on the Road, an Inside View of a Ballplayer’s Life and a baseball analyst for ESPN, has launched a new endeavor: The Daddy Games, “Lessons and tidbits of wisdom gained from the sport of parenting and the game of fatherhood.”
♦ The Augusta Chronicle posted this article about former Yankee favorite Bobby Richardson making a book appearance at a local church. Richardson recently published his autobio, Impact Player: Leaving a Lasting Legacy On and Off the Field.
♦ Baseball Ink posted this piece about Auditioning for Cooperstown: Rating Baseball’s Stars for the Hall of Fame, yet another book that posits on who belongs in the Hall of Fame who’s not in, and who’s in who shouldn’t be.
♦ Heard this rather saddening piece by Frank Deford on NPR recently, in which he declares football is the national game (as opposed to baseball, which used to be the national pastime). Deford refers the late Jacques Barzun as well as the late George Carlin’s comedic comparison of the two sports.