Throwback Thursday (aka massive links dump, continued)

May 21, 2015

Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood that famous quote from Forrest Gump. If it’s a box of chocolate covered cherries, don’t you know exactly what you’re going to get?)

On the one hand, I’m happy to report that I’m catching up / running out of these old links (some are no longer “with us”). On the other hand, it’s been cool reminiscing.

As a reminder,

I highly recommend Pocket as a way to hold onto links you come that you want to keep. Unlike bookmarks, Pocket keeps the entire page and makes it relative easy for you to find stuff you “pocketed.” I have keepers going back six years — more than 5,000 links — and I’ve decided it’s time to start cleaning house so here are some submitted for your amusement, perusal, and education. Some are not current, but in a sense, they’re timeless. They’re presented in reverse order (oldest first).

  •  Want to watch the entire 1950 feature film The Jackie Robinson Story? As you wish. To be brutally honest, it’s not very high on production values and Robinson is a better ballplayer than thespian. But what the other actors’ excuses?

  • Baseball Reflections reviewed Barbara Gregorich’s 2012 Jack and Larry: Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog, giving it a rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • BR also did a review of the DVD set Baseball’s Greatest Games-Collector’s Edition, giving it the same rating.
  • In 2012, Eric Nusbaum wrote “We Built This City,” about how baseball is obsessed with both the past and the future, for the long-form sports site, The Classical.
  • Cathy Goldberg Fishman wrote a book for kids on When Jackie and Hank Met, about the legendary encounter between Robinson and Greenberg during the former’s tumultuous rookie season in 1947.
  • Author page for Rick Swaine (Beating the Breaks: Major League Baseball Players Who Overcame Disabilities and The Integration of Major League Baseball: A Team by Team History, among others).
  • This piece on “Money and Wins” from The Hardball Times is beyond my ken because math. You can probably figure it out.
  • Sports psychology is a booming area of study but what would Charles Darwin think of all this? Scientific America offered a possible answer in this 2010 article.
  • If you’re interested in heckling various baseball personnel, here are some creative suggestions from the appropriately-named HeckleDepot.
  • It’s been too long since I checked in on Craig Robinson’s fun infograhics site, FlipFlopFlyball. Here’s a Q&A I did with Robinson before there were Bookshelf Conversations.



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