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Rob Fleder

Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]

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[Note: My spring baseball roundup appears on Bookreporter.com and is reposted here as individual reviews for your convenience.] Former Sports Illustrated executive editor Rob Fleder assembled his own literary All-Star team for Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team. The roster includes such “players” as Roy Blount Jr., […]

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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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Some of the contributions for the new collaboration  Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team are dewy-eyed tributes, either about the team in general, or a player in particular, or a personal moment with a family member, bonding over a shared love. On the other end of the […]

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Alex Belth, author of Stepping Up: The Story of All-Star Curt Flood and His Fight for Baseball Players’ Rights and Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories: Unforgettable Tales from the House That Ruth Built, conducted this in-depth interview with Rob Fleder, editor of the new collection of essays, Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s […]

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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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