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Dan Barry

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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Every time I see a baseball-related story in a newspaper section or magazine that’s not specifically sports-related, I feel “vindicated,” that, as I maintain in my book, baseball touches so many aspects of American culture. In this case, it’s this piece by Dan Barry in today’s NY Times (my, he’s been a busy boy lately) […]

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Dan Barry, author of Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game, published this hilarious riff in today’s NY Times on perhaps one of the most annoying baseball broadcasters in history, IMHO. Speaking of annoying, I’m hoping, no praying, that Chris Berman does not do the All Star Game Home Run Derby this […]

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Unusual in that one of the pieces appeared in the main section, not on the sports pages: Dan Barry, author of Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game, does a follow-up of sorts in this profile of Doc Edwards, one of those “baseball lifers.” Edwards, 76, was manager of the Rochester Red […]

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Spent a pleasant evening at the Yogi Berra Museum last month (even if it did come at the expense of missing my softball game). Some members of the “cast” of Damn Yankees — the book, not the classic musical that’s making the rounds at community theaters again — were on hand to entertain a small […]

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Gelf magazine begins the season with a “Varsity Letters Baseball Night” on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m., at The Gallery at LPR, 158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.), NYC. Four writers of recent baseball books will read from and talk about their work, including New York Times columnist Dan Barry (interview […]

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Thanks to Dan Barry, one of the contributors to this collection of essays, for alerting to this excellent book trailer: Barry will join fellow contributors Will Leitch, Jane Leavy, and Rob Fleder, editor of Damn Yankees at a discussion and booksigning on April 18 at the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls, NJ. For more […]

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Just received an advance copy of Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team, edited by Rob Fleder (Ecco). The book, due out in April, features contributions from some of my favorite writers (although, to be technically correct, the “Major League” probably refers to their status as tops in […]

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Bits and Pieces

May 24, 2011 · 0 comments

As I try to play some catch-up: From the Atlantic: “Why the Royals are a Better Baseball Team Than the Yankees.” Sports Illustrated‘s Tom Verducci gives us more Wilpon analysis. Marc Tracey published this review of Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game by Dan Barry. Upshot: “More than an Easter play, […]

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(Or “Night and Day, you are the one…”) One of the baseball books that’s been getting a lot of buzz lately is Dan Barry’s Bottom of the 33rd: Hope, Redemption, and Baseball’s Longest Game, about the longest game in pro baseball, a 1981 affair between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings. Herewith […]

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