It should come as no surprise that the ESPN The Magazine article about Ian Kinsler referred to earlier this week on my other blog, has generated some buzz. In the grand scale of things, it won’t matter, but for now, with a routinely dull spring training under way, with A-Rod out of the picture, the […]
(Kids, ask your parents/grandparents.) One of my pre-season amusements is to purchase baseball magazines and study their predictions, especially for who will get to the post-season. Somewhere on my other blog is an analysis of how they’ve done in seasons past. This year PunditTracker has done the work for me. The San Francisco Giants get […]
♦ The London Free Press (Ontario) published this piece on Calico Joe. Upshot: Calico Joe has home run power. The baseball portions, particularly the first 100 pages or so, are more delicious than a Fenway frank. But Grisham saves his heaviest hitting in the 198-page Calico Joe for the second half, where push comes to […]
Wives of the Detroit Tigers baseball players have written The ABCs of Detroit Tigers Baseball, a children’s book that covers the game of baseball from A to Z. The book is illustrated by Bryan Durren and Craig Jablonski, two graphic designers from Ilitch-owned Little Caesars. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the […]
From the Traverse City Record-Eagle, this feature on Bill Anderson and his newest edition of The Detroit Tigers: A Pictorial Celebration of the Greatest Players and Moments in Tiger History.
From the Traverse City Record-Eagle, the first of a two-parter on historical books about the Tigers. The premise of this piece on The Perfect Season seems quite different. The author went through every Detroit season and pieced together the best wins in franchise history. The first chapter tells the story of the best opening-day win, […]
In today’s New York Times — and with the closing of both new York stadiums after the 2008 season — Nick Bunkley writes about the demolition of Tiger Stadium in his “Detroit Journal.” As the last game in the old Michigan ballpark drew near, Tom Stanton wrote about growing up an intergenerational Tigers fan in […]
From an e-mail via SABR: Sock It to ‘Em Tigers: The Incredible Story of the 1968 Detroit Tigers, a joint effort of SABR and the Mayo Smith Society, is now available from Maple Street Press. Edited/project-managed by David Raglin and myself In the best tradition of Rounder Books’ tomes on the 1975 and 1967 Boston […]