Used to be you had to wait until at least February for the first whiff of baseball lit to be available. Not any more. The Hardball Times Annual and The Bill James Handbook are already out an about.
Herewith a few reviews:
HBT: Not so much a review, but rather an announcement by HBT with an interesting explanation about the company’s new publishing philosophy. And, in honor of cyber Monday, they’re offering an extra discount.
Before there were “graphic novels” (which sounds mighty intellectual), there we plain old comic books. Jim Baker at SB Nation posted a two-part analysis of some of this old pulpers. Part One here, part two here. A famous anecdote about Yogi Berra and teammate Bobby Brown, who was studying to be a doctor: Berra was reading a comic book, Brown a medical text. When they both finished for the “study session,” Berra asked Brown “How did yours turn out?”
MiLB.com posted this review of Katya Cengel’s Bluegrass Baseball.