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baseball rules

Extra, extra… or not

February 20, 2017 · 0 comments

Been shirking my duties as a blogger here for any number of reasons: working on my own book, looking for full-time work, other blogs, ranting on Facebook (not necessarily in that order). But one of the things I wanted to mention was the misguided attempt by MLB to try to cater to people who maybe […]

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“The unwritten rules of baseball, courtesy of Goose Gossage and the St. Paul Saints.” I’ll be looking for this on eBay very soon. But wait, if the unwritten rules are written, doesn’t that no longer make them unwritten, which means everything is written now?

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Note: Just like Chuck Lorre’s “vanity cards” at the end of The Big Bang Theory, you should read these list stories to their conclusion; the end is always changing, even though the theme is basically the same, finishing up with a self-promotional message. On with the show… Here are the top ten baseball books as […]

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The top-ten baseball books as per Amazon.com. Caveat 1: Print editions only (at least for now); I’m old fashioned that way. Caveat 2: Since the rankings are updated every hour, these lists might not longer be 100 percent accurate by the time you read it. But it’ll be close enough for government work. Caveat 3: […]

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If it pleases the court…

September 24, 2010 · 0 comments

Here’s a review of the Hammurabi The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America’s Pastime, by the legal writing team of Turbow and Duca, as handed down by Personal Injury Oakland.

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Alex Rodriguez runs across the pitchers mound, p.o.-ing Oakland A’s pitcher Dallas Braden. A Phillies coach is accused of using binoculars to steal signs. You can’t buy this kind of publicity, but Jason Turbow, author of The Baseball Codes, will ceratinly take it, with thanks. It’s helped garner a few more talk show appearances, including […]

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* Code-breakers

March 22, 2010 · 3 comments

I’ve always been curious about the timing of a book’s release. For example, one title getting a fair bit of buzz this year is The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America’s Pastime, by Jason Turbow with Michael Duca. I have this on my “to-read” pile (think Jenga), but […]

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Meant to post this as it happened. The best laid plans… So what’s up with the recent rash of line-up mistakes? First Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon inserts two players in the third baseman position and no one as a DH, thereby losing that offensive possibility and forcing pitcher  Andy Sonnanstine to tote lumber. Fortunately, […]

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Stevens was not a baseball player, manager, coach, front office exec, peanut vendor, or team mascot. Rather, Stevens, who passed away on Dec. 8 at the age of 60, was lawyer. His claim to fame? According to his obituary in The New York Times, his slyly humorous law-review note on the relationship between baseball’s infield […]

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From the interestingly-named blog about Baltimore sports, The Loss Column. Upshot: The end result is the kind of book I love to have around, one I can just pick up anytime, open to a random page, and enjoy for a few minutes.

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