Rob Edelman, author of Great Baseball Films: From Right Off the Bat to a League of Their Own, recently published this article, focusing (heh) on movies that featured some aspects of the New York Mets.
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December 17, 2012 · 0 comments
In my "day job," I'm the features and sports editor for a weekly New Jersey newspaper. I'm also the editor of the Bibliography Committee Newsletter for the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
I did a piece on the award-winning cartoonist Arnold Roth and he was nice enough to "immortalize" me.
Most recent books read:
Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball, by Roger Kahn.
C. Hate to say it, but there's little "new" information here and the legendary sportswriter comes off a bit mean-spirited.
Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos, by Jonah Keri. Greatly looking forward to this definitive history of my second favorite team.
B+: A nice blast from my past. Very nostalgic.
The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field, by Josh Ostergaard
B+: Interesting and thought-provoking, even if I thought it was too Yankee-centric.
Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played, by Jason Kendall.
A- -- After finishing Kendall's book, I don't have enough eyes to keep track of all the "inside-baseball" that can only be observed in person; television doesn't offer enough angles to keep track of everything.
What I'm reading now
Not much, sad to say.
Have to take some time off as I concentrate on my new book about the history of the Maccabiah Games, coming out next spring from Skyhorse.
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