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 […]
Since I wasn’t on the What’s on Second Internet radio show this week, I had to get my “me” fix in somehow. My ode to [now former] Mets pitcher Ollie Perez was included in Bardball.com’s 2010’s Greatest Hits!, a collection of baseball poetry. So it’s Frost, Longfellow, Kaplan. End of story. That’s all you need. […]
Add “poet” to the resume.
WickedLocal.com, a New England outfit, ran this piece on Ernest Lawrence Thayer, creator of the classic “Casey at the Bat,” which has spaened dozens of editions and collections of parodies. This one isn’t read very well, but the video is kind of cool.
One of the more unusual sites I’ve come across is Bardball.com, which, according to co-creator James Finn Garner, is “dedicated to bringing back baseball doggerel, the quick and easy poetry that used to show up in beat writers’ baseball columns a century ago.” In a letter, Garner — author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories — […]
A new twist on an old classic.
Sarah Freligh, a former sportswriter with the Philadelphia Inquirer recently published Sort of Gone, a collection of poems centering on the career of a veteran pitcher, both on and off the field. She took a few minutes to discuss her craft with the bookshelf in an e-mail Q&A: * * * Bookshelf: Why did you […]
From JPBizDirect’s Blog, which considers “JapaneseTrends, Culture, and Business”: In the meantime, we’re in the throes of spring training. Unless you’re one of those hardcore fantasy baseball players (like Paul Rudd’s character in Knocked Up), in which case you’re studying everyone to determine who’ll make the cut on your personal team, there’s not much for […]