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Peter Gammons

Brought to you as a public service announcement… The legendary baseball writer/broadcaster Peter Gammons was on the segment preceding my appearance on the MLB Network’s Hot Stove last week. One of the things he discussed was this upcoming music event for charity. Gammons, an avid guitar player, is getting ready for the 16th Theo Epstein […]

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Several years ago — before I even conceived of doing my 501 book — I saw a program on the then-fledgling MLB Network featuring Zev Chafets talking about the new Hall of Fame elections. Chafets was on in his capacity as author of the book Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and the Inside Story of the […]

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CBS’ Face the Nation took a break in its last episode to discuss some really important issues. Jane Leavy (formerly of the Washington Post and author of The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood and Sandy Koufax : A Lefty’s Legacy); Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda (I Live for This: […]

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Actually, this should have preceded the earlier piece. WARNING: Family vacation photos ahead! Spent a pleasant few days visiting Boston and the environs earlier this month. Among the highlights: On Friday, Aug. 5, we took in the Yankees-Red Sox game. It was one of the few nice days, weather-wise, for the trip, so we lucked […]

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because you can put a CD on the bookshelf. Arroyo, who turns 34 today, is an accomplished musician. He released Covering the Bases in 2005 and appeared as a guest on sportswriter Peter Gammons’ 2006 project, Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old. (You can hear samples from both albums by clicking on the links.) You […]

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December 25, 2009 · 0 comments

Sorry, almost done with this catching up business, so bear with me. For those of you who haven’t seen it, here’s my take on the November session of Yankees Fantasy Camp in the Dec, 17 issue of the New Jersey Jewish News. In addition, My teammate Ira Jaskoll wrote this piece for the Jewish Magazine […]

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December 24, 2009 · 0 comments

Mike Silva of NY Baseball Digest recently posted this 2007 audio interview he did with former major leaguer Terry Leach. Leach, a side-arming reliever who pitched for several teams, including the Mets, wrote about his experiences inĀ Things Happen for a Reason: The True Story of an Itinerant Life in Baseball. Long-time baseball analyst Peter Gammons, […]

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