NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]
Thanks to KoolKat_1960, who suggested this as one of the classic baseball vidgame adverts following yesterday’s post on the subject: Which led me to a few more, featuring Dustin Pedroia, that should go into whatever Baseball (Video Game) Hall of Fame there might be (or should be, if such an entity does not yet exist).
(but not for too long, especially if it’s iced).
My Life in the Game, by Dustin Pedroia wuth Edward J. Delaney. SSE, 2009. In past entries, I’ve written about “flavor of the month,” a memoir or autobio written by a player with limited Major League experience who tries to capitalize on a special event or a great season? Born to Play falls into this […]
Seems Aug. 17 is a popular day among MLBers who have books out by or about them, including Pedroia, who turns 27. Although there’s no denying his talent, he’s one of those guys who jumped at the opportunity to publish (Born to Play: My Life in the Game, Simon and Schuster, 2009), given the short […]
New MLB 09 commercials discovered! The original: On the other hand, don’t give up your day job just yet. I guess it’s a matter of motivation. (Does that Sullivan guy remind anyone else of Grandpa from The Munsters? Use your imagination; picture him with slicked-back hair and a cape.) What do you think, Sullivan’s granddaughter? […]
This review comes from Sawxheads, a Red Sox-centric blog. And guess what? It’s a glowing review! But the part that caught my my was this: In the interview with WEEI, Pedroia’s words were very encouraging. He spoke about writing this book for every generation, and it speaks volumes to all the little leaguers wearing #15 jerseys. “I […]
And why not. Remember Joe Charbonneau? The article also links to an excerpt from the book. “My life in the game?” Must be a thin book.