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Darryl Strawberry

The All-Star break affects more than just the ball clubs. It leaves fans hungry for something to watch and puts a big burden on the MLB Network and other sports channels to find content. After all, there are only so many highlight-reel shows you can watch. So tonight at 9:30 (EST) ESPN airs Doc & Darryl, […]

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I have a handful of podcasts I listen to religiously, mostly on my way to work. It’s very ritualistic. I start each Monday with Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. From then on it’s Pardon the Interruption and Extra Hot Great Minis, a scaled down, one-topic version of Extra Hot Great, one of my favorite pop […]

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Where does the time go? This past Sunday, we celebrated the 500th episode of The Simpsons.(personally, I thought it was only meh). But Chris Jaffe over at Hardball Times noted that yesterday was 20 years since the softball-centric Homer at the Bat — with its own set of All-Stars — premiered. Among the athletes playing […]

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* Stirring the Straw

November 26, 2009 · 0 comments

Time to play major catch-up, so we’ll begin with this piece from the NY Post on Darryl Strawberry that was published during the World Series (I told you I was backed-up). In his Oct. 17 column, Kevin Kernan writes His book “Straw: Finding My Way” has sold 60,000 copies and has landed him on the […]

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* Review: Straw

July 7, 2009 · 0 comments

From TrueblueLA (“Where The Dodger Dogs Are Always Grilled”), this review of the new Strawberry autobio.

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Darryl Strawberry and Josh Hamilton. Brothers from different mothers. Both had all the talent in the world. Both were number one draft picks (Strawberry in 1980, Hamilton in 1999) and were expected to do great things.Both became born-again Christians when their lives turned toward the dark side. And both have autobiographies in which they openly […]

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with John Strausbaugh (HarperCollins). What is it with Harper Collins? Have I not been paying attention, or has this become the go-to publisher for titles dealing with New York baseball players and their problems of one kind or another? I may be wrong, but I believe Darryl Strawberry’s autobiography was on the docket before Selena […]

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The Straw man was on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show last Thursday. You can hear it here: Or you can watch it here: Is my math off, or doesn’t radio + video = television? http://audio.wnyc.org/lopate/lopate043009apod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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* Meet the Mets

May 3, 2009 · 0 comments

A joint review of two new books by former Mets graces the pages of the Sunday Times Book Review Section. Under the general headline “The Boys of Bummer,” Bruce Handy, a writer and deputy editor of Vantiy Fair, critiques Ron Darling’s The Perfect Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound, and Darryl […]

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Time magazine did a Q&A with the former Major Leaguer. And here’s a transcript from his April 28 appearance on Fox’s Hannity show, where he humped his new book, Straw: Finding My Way.

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* Bits and pieces

April 5, 2009 · 0 comments

The back page of The New York Times Book Review features a full page advertisement from Bauman Rare Books. I usually don’t pay attention because as much as I lvoe ’em, they’re out of my league, to borrow from a famous title. But a photo of Joe DiMaggio caught my eye and sure enough there […]

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In an item on The New Yorker website, Ben McGrath reminds us that Jose Canseco, the author of Juiced and Vindicated reported on A-Rod’s juice use years ago, but no one wanted to believe him. Does that make Canseco a Cassandra? In other book news of special interest to New York fans: Don’t look for […]

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Yes, according to this bitty item in The New York Times: STRAWBERRY TO WRITE A BOOK Darryl Strawberry is writing a memoir, “Straw,” that will come out in 2009, according to the publisher Ecco. Ecco is a Harper Collins imprint. Strawberry collaborated on his story once before, with Art Rust, Jr. in Darryl, published by […]

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Potential is such as sad word when it comes to sports. It seems it more often used when an athlete fails to live up to the predictions. Strawberry, who turns 46 today, was one such player. When he burst on to the scene with the Mets in 1983, people started comparing him with Ted Williams […]

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