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Bryce Harper

ESPN the Magazine (Cover price: $5.99) Maybe it’s an age thing, I found ESPN’s attempt to replicate old English (or whatever the hell they were trying to accomplish), pretty difficult to read. It would have been enough if they had just used it on the cover, but they compound the error (IMO) repeatedly Once again, […]

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I know most of you have more pressing things to do today, you procrastinators, you. But here’s something for when you take a break. ♦ Like the Bookshelf, DiamondHoggers has a podcast segment. This episode features Rob Miech, author of the 2012 release, The Last Natural: Bryce Harper’s Big Gamble in Sin City and the […]

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On this date in 2012, Bryce Harper made his debut for the Washington Nationals. Phenom: The Making of Bryce Harper The Last Natural: Bryce Harper’s Big Gamble in Sin City and the Greatest Amateur Season Ever Beltway Boys: Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and the Rise of the Nationals So let’s see that’s three books in […]

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Submitted for your interest from another semi-regular scan of new titles. It may seem unfair, but I do tend to judge e-books by their cover, especially when they are offered only in that format. It’s an indication of the time and effort the author/publisher puts into the project. Similarly, I’m basing my opinions strictly on […]

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All-Star reading

July 12, 2012

Maybe it’s just the sports new cycles, but it seems there was a lot of emphasis on how young many of this year’s All-Stars were, juxtaposed with Chipper Jones, who is probably making his last appearance in the summer classic. (Did anyone else think his locker room “pep talk” was uncomfortable and stagey?) It occurred […]

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Review roundup: May 21

May 21, 2012

MLB Reports reported on David Stinson’s Deadball: A Metaphysical Baseball Novel. Upshot: “…David Stinson accomplished his mission. I read. I learned. I experienced. I thought. I questioned the baseball past and starting looking to my baseball future. I am. Therefore baseball is the answer. The Metaphysics of Baseball. Welcome to Deadball.” The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion […]

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From ESPN.com: WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals’ director of player development has clarified remarks in which he compared No. 1 draft pick Bryce Harper to Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. “My sole intent was to speak to the scrutiny that Harper faces on a daily basis,” Doug Harris said in a statement Tuesday. “The hardships […]

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Came across this video of wunderkind Bryce Harper — last year’s No. 1 Draft pick by the Washington Nationals — preening and strutting after hitting a home run (he doesn’t begin his trot four four seconds). Yes, we know he’s got a lot of potential (Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine cover stories). But if […]

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First Sports Illustrated crowned cover boy and teen phenom Bryce Harper (photo left) as “the most exciting prospect since LeBron.” Now is ESPN the Magazine‘s turn. The bi-weekly publication picked pitcher Stephen Strasburg as the feature in it’s cover story, “MLB Draft: The battle over baseball’s LeBron.” Speaking of ESPN the Magazine, the powers that […]

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Didn’t anyone tell Bryce Harper about the SI Cover Curse? I mean, I know he’s only 16, but even so… Shame on Tom Verducci and the editors for perpetrating this instance of child abuse as they highlight “Baseball’s LeBron.” Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon discussed the situation on yesterday’s Pardon the Interruption, warning the young […]

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