The best way to play catch-up is via a “Bits and Pieces” entry so here goes:
James Bailey offers this appreciation for W.P. Kinsella’s The Iowa Baseball Confederacy.
Don’t know where this excellent Simpsons/Moneyball mashup came from, but Brisbee posted the video.
Neyer also posted this piece on “When Bernard Malamud saw ‘The Natural.'” I’m always curious about how writers feel when their work is translated to the screen. Some want to serve as screenwriter, others are happy to pass along the responsibility. If I was in that situation, I would want to do it myself, since I know how the thing should look and sound. But that’s just me.
Bruce Markusen’s latest “baseball card mystery” actually identifies both players in the shot. So what’s the mystery? Ah, read on.
The Rain of Error current baseball book club selection: Mike Sowell’s The Pitch That Killed.
Heinz Marketing (!) posted this list of best business-related baseball titles, which includes bios on Branch Rickey and Bill Veeck as well as hard-to-find items such as The Lords of the Realm.