It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Spent a very nice evening at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse on May 9, chatting about the new book. An intimate group attended. My wife accompanied me there and commented on how knowledgeable they all seemed to be on the general topic and how impressive the conversation was. My [...]
Apologies for the lapse in posting. New computers at the office and at home and necessitated some down time. So where were we? The very kind Tom Hoffarth concludes his 30/30 series with my 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die. His previous week included: ==Day 29: The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: [...]
At least among the researchers and library set. According to Amazon.com, 501 Baseball Books is: #1 in Books > Education & Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Publishing & Books > Bibliographies & Indexes > Literature
I went to the bookstore and what did I see? 501 Baseball Books, looking back at me… Made my semi-regular trip to the Barnes and Noble near my office. Now, the book doesn’t officially come out until April 1 (no fooling, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk), but since I know some readers — to whom I am [...]
An unexpected, but most welcome, surprise: Thrilled that (as of this moment) 501 is in the top 100 baseball titles, but it’s also the #3 title in the category of “Literary Bibliographies & Indexes,” as well as #47 in “General Books & Reading.”
Got a nice writeup for 501 from Benjamin Hill at MiLB.com yesterday, which you can read here. Perhaps just as important, he sent this link to videos of several more teams doing the Harlem Shake, Gangham Minor League style. Enjoy.
I always wanted a cool nickname. When I was manager of the Brooklyn College baseball team, it was always lazy stuff like “Kap.” When I was a softball instructor at camp in Montreal, it was “Brooks,” for Brooklyn. But NOW… Just noticed this on the spine of the book. They call me…
The latest author Q&A for “501 Baseball Books” is now up on the site: Tom Stanton, author of The Final Season: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark and The Road to Cooperstown: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime (Thomas Dunne Books).
The bad news? Publishers Weekly published their list of “The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2013″ and 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read before They Die didn’t make it. The good news? No other sports books made the list (schadenfreude).
For those of you who weren’t able to listen “live” to my interview on Lincoln Live with host Dale Johnson on KFOR-AM earlier today, (even though the interview was actually taped last Friday), you can hear it here: Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Some choices include: I wasn’t told there would be math on this test. Why can’t the U.S be in one time zone? Is that 12 a.m. midnight? Well, we’re off to a flying start. My first radio interview for 501, my first attempt at posting an “Event” on the Facebook page and what do I do? [...]
With so many books I haven’t gotten to, I find it almost wasteful to reread books I’ve enjoyed (who would revisit one they didn’t enjoy? That’s like saying “this is a picture of me when I was younger.” As the late comedian Mitch Hedberg once said, “Every picture of you is when you were younger.” [...]