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NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]

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NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]

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With apologies to Chicago (the band, not the city). Feast or famine. Either I never get to Manhattan, or I’m there too much. After commuting from the New jersey suburbs to NYC for more than 15 years, I have to say it’s a culture shock whenever I go back and I’m not thrilled with it. […]

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Apropos to my remarks in the previous “Best-Seller” post about the lack of baseball book reviews in the Times… For some reason, the paper posts to its website on Friday reviews that will appear in the book supplement a week hence. That is, the reviews below (at least according to the time stamp) will appear […]

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NEW STUFF: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So… […]

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Posting a bit earlier than usual today because Rachel has her second graduation ceremony today. Where did the time go? NEW STUFF: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked […]

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NEW STUFF: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So… […]

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NEW STUFF: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So… […]

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The next Moneyball? * A few “inside baseball (business)” pieces coming up: In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball by long-time SABR members Mark Armour and Daniel Leviit. John Pessah adds to this sub-genre with The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers. Lonnie Wheeler’s Intangiball: The Subtle […]

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There was a self-help book that came out awhile back called Eat the Frog. Don’t know where it came from since I never read this type of literature (not that there’s anything wrong with it). The premise is, you get the tough stuff out of the way first and the rest is easy-peasy. I guess […]

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The baseball economist will discuss his new book, The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball, co-authored with Benjamin Baumer, at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, 67 East 11th Street in Manhattan, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. For more information about the clubhouse, see here. You can read more about the book […]

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From ESPN’s Richard Durrett at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, FL: There has been some interest in first baseman Chris Davis from a few clubs, but it’s unclear if that will turn into anything. Fans love/hate the winter meetings. They hope their team can pull off a great deal and get that sexy […]

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Not really, but I thought it was a cute way to introduce this Atlantic article on “How Justice Stevens Changed Baseball,” by Henry D. Fetter,  author of Taking on the Yankees: Winning and Losing in the Business of Baseball. In 1951, the future Justice Stevens was a young antitrust lawyer in Chicago when he was […]

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* New titles from UNP

November 24, 2009

While many people look forward to the holiday catalogs that have already been stuffing mailboxes, or the seed catalogs that start arriving shortly after the new year, I look forward to the book catalogs that come every few months. The latest from the University of Nebraska Press contains the regular inclusion of baseball titles that […]

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For those of you who don’t know who he is (and I must admit I didn’t either), the late Dr. Scully was the first to apply labor economics to sports, said former colleague Philip K. Porter, now professor of economics at the University of South Florida. Sports economists refer to his groundbreaking work as “the […]

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BaseballReflections.com posted this review of J.C. Bradbury’s book. Upshot: While the writing is not inherently strong, Bradbury does a good job of simplifying complicated economics issues for those of us who don’t spend our lives studying these things. Overall it is a very interesting read for those who are interested in outside the box issues […]

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You know baseball is a serious business when Forbes Magazine makes it the subject of a special issue. To which I say, well done, sirs. The issue. titled “Sportsmoney,” is a glitzy combination of thoughtful articles on economic issues, but with a mix of fun tossed in. Editor Michael Ozanian opines on “Baseball’s Golden Age” […]

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The excellent Bizofbaseball Web site features several reviews of books pertaining to its charter, including In the Best Interests of Baseball? and May The Best Team Win, by Andrew Zimbalist; The Last Commissioner: A Baseball Valentine, by Fay Vincent, and Lords of the Realm, by John Helyar, among others. As mentioned in the previous entry […]

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