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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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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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John Updike, one of the great writers of the 20th century, passed away yesterday at the age of 76. Although he was known primarily for his novels, particularly his series of “Rabbit” books, Updike found the time to write one of the most famous (baseball) essays of all time. “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,” about […]

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Wowio is actually an e-book website that recently started charging for its collection. But if you don’t mind staring at your computer screen, you can read the the 2008 edition of the excellent Hardball Times for free. IMHO, this publication is right on par with the Baseball Prospectus annuals. Registration may be required.

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* Review: Two from Texas

June 29, 2008

From a broader review of Texas-pertinent books from the Abilene Reporter News: Baseball history: Two historians at the University of Texas at Arlington, Donald G. Kyle and Robert B. Fairbanks, have edited a collection of six scholarly essays on Baseball in America & America in Baseball (Texas A&M University Press, $29.95 hardcover). The essays were […]

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Forget the peanuts and popcorn. One of the nice things about the new season is the chance to read another New Yorker essay by Roger Angell. You can also listen to his comment here: http://downloads.newyorker.com/mp3/comment/080407_comment_baseball.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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