From the category archives:

baseball program

Sort list this time, as I’m pretty much caught up on most current events. ♦ Dwier Brown, who play Ray Kinsella’s dad in Field of Dreams was a recent guest on the Hall of Very Good podcast. (As a reminder, I also had a chat with Brown.) ♦ I keep meaning to brush up on […]

{ 0 comments }

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

Brought to you as a public service announcement… The legendary baseball writer/broadcaster Peter Gammons was on the segment preceding my appearance on the MLB Network’s Hot Stove last week. One of the things he discussed was this upcoming music event for charity. Gammons, an avid guitar player, is getting ready for the 16th Theo Epstein […]

{ 0 comments }

In a vain attempt to clear out my inbox, here is the final B&P for the year. Hope you’ve enjoyed learning about these things as much as I have. Don’t read anything political into the posting of this piece about “How Bernie Sanders brought professional baseball to Vermont,” via The Sporting News. From outsports.com, this […]

{ 0 comments }

(Note: I posted this originally on my blog about Jews and sports, but since it’s based on a fantastic baseball book, I thought it would be appropriate here as well.) And when I say “The Catch,” of course I’m talking about Willie Mays’ iconic grab in Game One of the 1954 World Series against the […]

{ 0 comments }

A night at the museum?

December 2, 2015 · 0 comments

More like a couple of days. Coming in early 2016, fans can get a unique look at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown with two new “experiences.” The Custom Tour Experience and Collection Care and Conservation Workshop will offer behind-the-scenes access and educational opportunities for Museum visitors in the coming year. Participants will have […]

{ 0 comments }

Fountain — author of yet another book about the Black Sox Scandal — will be the featured guest at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in Manhattan on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. to discuss The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball. The 29th is an off day for the World […]

{ 0 comments }

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 […]

{ 1 comment }

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

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 […]

{ 0 comments }

Wish I’d had more advance notice on this, but… Varsity Letters returns to the Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday, April 23, for a look at all things baseball. Legendary broadcaster Ed Lucas and his son Chris will discuss their new memoir, Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story: A Blind Broadcaster’s Story of Overcoming […]

{ 0 comments }

But if you’re in Chicago next Monday, perhaps you can partake: Imperfect Perfect Game: Baseball Writing in America When: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM Where: Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, Chicago, IL Speakers: Lester Munson and John Schulian Abstract: There is a special affinity between baseball and the writers who cover […]

{ 0 comments }

Busy, busy, busy

April 7, 2015 · 0 comments

I miss you guys. It’s just been so darned busy around here lately that I haven’t had time to write. The final edits of my new book are due on Friday. I also have to work on a two-minute pitch for the Jewish Book Council which will hopefully generate interest for author appearances at JCCs, […]

{ 0 comments }

SO late to the fair

February 27, 2015 · 0 comments

Don’t know how this slipped by me: The Baseball Book Festival takes place tomorrow (Feb. 28), in Indianapolis. Authors participating in the event include: Doug Wilson (Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson, The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, and the forthcoming Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk. Pete Cava (Amazing Tales from […]

{ 0 comments }

Here’s the dope on the upcoming film festival hosted at the Baseball Hall of Fame from Sept. 19-21. The following events all take place in the Grandstand Theater. Blurbs come from the Hall of Fame press release. Following a reception at 5 p.m., The festival gets under way with an introductory discussion and opening film– […]

{ 0 comments }

I don’t need an excuse to visit the Yogi Berra Museum. For one thing, it’s almost a Roberto Clemente throw from my house. For another, they always have great events with interesting guests. (The only problem is parking. Hey, Dave Kaplan, work on that, okay?) Last night the Museum hosted an opening reception for “The […]

{ 0 comments }

The Inductions may be over, but the fun is just beginning. From the Hall of Fame: Baseball and opera intersect annually in Cooperstown with The Glimmerglass Festival and the Baseball Hall of Fame both drawing thousands of fans to Central New York. Emmy Award-winner Mark Schubin will discuss the connection between the two beloved institutions […]

{ 0 comments }

Like any tool, social media can be a force for good if used properly. Case in point, it’s allowed me to “meet” some really cool people, including Dan Epstein, whose book tour for Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76 brought him to the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse last night. I […]

{ 0 comments }

Brought to you as a public service announcement on behalf of the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse: Baseball Storytelling returns to the Clubhouse Thursday, July 17 @ 7 PM “Baseball As Good Medicine: The Amazing, Magical, Mysterious Healing Qualities of Baseball” A competitive storytelling event to benefit the Photo ID Foundation The Photo ID Foundation is an […]

{ 0 comments }

script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-5496371-4']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();