Bits and pieces, June 12

June 12, 2013

bbiconJohn  Rosengren was recently interviewed in Prime Time Radio to discuss his new bio on Hank Greenberg (audio).

bbiconBlueJaysBanter, a “subsidiary” of Baseball Nation, posted this review of Jeff Blair’s Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball.

bbiconDavid King will sign copies of his new book, Ross Youngs: In Search of a San Antonio Baseball Legend, on Sunday, June 16, from 1-3 p.m. at the Twig Book Store in San Antonio.

bbiconDwight Gooden is making the rounds for Doc: A Memoir, written with Ellis Henican. He’ll be appearing at the Bergino Baseball Clubouse on Fathers Day (advance registration required). Here he is on last week’s Sunday Morning and recently on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show, which you can hear below:

bbiconMichael Winship writes about the plight on stadium concession workers in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game — But Pay Me a Living Wage,” which appears on the Moyers and Company website.

bbiconI don’t know how to feel about the Topps Archive series, written about on the A Pack A Day blog. On the one hand, it’s a nice nostalgic depiction of contemporary players using old models. On the other hand, at $4.50 a pack, it’s a money grab.

bbiconSpeaking of cards and money grabs, how about this set based on the 1970s film franchise The Bad News Bears? Josh Wilker, author of Cardboard Gods, writes about his favorite cards from the series, which seems to be an offshoot of his critical analysis, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, published in 2011.


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