The good news? No other sports books made the list (schadenfreude).
If it fits on a bookshelf, it fits here.
January 25, 2013 · 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:
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
Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball, by Roger Kahn.
First impressions: But now it is told, so does that change things?
Winning Fantasy Baseball: Secret Strategies of a Nine-Time National Champion, by Larry Schechter
So far: I'm very late to the FB table, but am determined to learn enough to have intelligent conversations about the topic.
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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