The Negro League umpire turned author celebrates the big 9-1 today.
If it fits on a bookshelf, it fits here.
March 11, 2014 · 0 comments
In my "day job," I'm the features and sports editor for a weekly New Jersey newspaper, where I host another blog. Busy, busy, busy.
I did a profile piece on the award-winning cartoonist Arnold Roth and he was nice enough to "immortalize" me.
The Season of Pepsi Meyers, by Abie Rotenberg
Most recent books read:
Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution, by Brian Kenny
Grade: B-. Lots of through-rpvoking stuff about the way fans think about the game (or don't) by theMLB Network broadcaster.
The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers, by Michael Leahy
Grade: A+. Touching look at several members of the team in the context of the times.
Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball with the '86 Mets, by Erik Sherman
Grade: B+. A bittersweet look at some of our heroes, now grown old.
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What I'm (trying to) reading now
Working on the Greenberg book as virtually eliminated outside reading, sad to say. Apologies for those who have sent review copies and are waiting for a post. I'll get to them as soon as possible.
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My article on the later biographies of Babe Ruth appears in
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