Review roundup, Jan. 17

January 17, 2013

Won’t you come home, James Bailey?

After a considerable absence from the blogosphere, Bailey returns to critique action with reviews on One Patch of Grass (upshot: “The champions and the cellar dwellers all get their due in One Patch of Grass, whether in the longer “innings” chapters or in the dozens of sidebars, charts, and lists interspersed among them. While the book has been particularly well received in central Pennsylvania, most of the names will be familiar to fans around the country.”) and Imperfect, the memoir of one-handed pitcher Jim Abbott (upshot: “The book is well written almost to a fault….  a fascinating and frequently emotional journey.”


Imperfect: An Improbable Life
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