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Hall of Fame reading

January 9, 2013 · 0 comments

A couple of years ago I posted several entries listing numerous (but not all) books written about and “by” members of the Hall of Fame. I’m just including a link to the last one here, since that contains links to all the others. I’m guessing that at least a couple of books will come out […]

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The Baseball Hall of Fame ballots were released today. This promises to be perhaps the most controversial elections ever. Of the first time players, several have had the words “performing enhancing drugs” (and juicer) associated with their names, to greater or lesser degrees, including: Barry Bonds, the all-time home run leader with 762. Roger Clemens, […]

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“Clemens Headed Back to Baseball—at 50“

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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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Slate’s very excellent sports podcast featured mostly baseball this week, including: Who’s more hated: Brett Favre or Roger Clemens Payroll vs. Performance for MLB Vin Scully, who will be back in 2011, his 62nd year behind the mike. Enjoy: Hang Up and Listen

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National Pastime Radio

August 23, 2010 · 2 comments

The Brian Lehrer Show ran this segment on Aug. 20 following the news of Roger Clemens’ indictment. The two guests on the show were Michael O’Keeffe of the New York Daily News, who collaborated on American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America’s Pastime, and William C. Rhoden of […]

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According to this Michael McCann story on the Sports Illustrated website. Clemens “was indicted Thursday on six counts of federal perjury, false statement and obstruction of Congress charges. While Clemens is undoubtedly worried about the prospect of a conviction and possible prison sentence — under Title 18 of the U.S. Code, a defendant convicted on […]

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The now-questionable future Hall of Famer turns 48 today. Books that were released early in Clemens’ career were pretty much all lauditory, including The Rocket: Baseball Legend Roger Clemens, Facing Clemens: Hitters on Confronting Baseball’s Most Intimidating Pitcher, and, of course, his “own” story, Rocket Man. But those that came after his retirement take a […]

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According to a press release from the Gibson Law Firm, distributed by PR Newswire on Aug. 10: The publisher and authors of a book about steroid use in major league baseball were sued today by a Texas man who says they falsely claimed he was “pushing” steroids to professional athletes and using his gym as […]

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This two-page overview of three Yankees titles — The Yankees Years, by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci; A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, by Selena Roberts; and American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America’s Pastime, by Thompson, Vinton, O’Keeffe and Red — appears in this weeks New […]

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The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America’s Pastime, by Teri Thompson, Nathaniel Vinton, Michael O’Keeffe, and Christian Red. Knopf, 2009. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the topic du an in baseball lit is steroids/PED. No less than four major titles consider the science and those who use performance […]

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Not really, but a funny take on what might be, courtesy of Jon Bois on Fanhouse.com.

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From Publishers Weekly, this small review of the latest Clemens fiasco. Full disclosure: I used to do freelance work for PW, and at the risk of losing any kind of future assignments, reviewers are instructed to write generally positive assessments. Richly detailed, the muscular narrative often reads like a thriller, though numerous subplots don’t always […]

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Move over, Jose. Roger Clemens wants to join the band of ballplayers turned … well, words fail me. According to news reports, Clemens is considering writing his own book to answer allegations about his use of PED. During an on-line interview on Houstonist.com, the question was asked, “Do you believe that you will get a […]

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* Bits and Pieces

June 17, 2009 · 0 comments

Time to play a little catch-up: From Pressboxonline.com, a Baltimore-sports oriented site, a review of Bert Randolph Sugar’s new coffee table book about the Hall of Fame. “[The author] left nothing out and I can’t think of a better way to educate those whom are grasping for a better understanding of baseball’s history than to […]

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Allen Barra, author of the new biography on Yogi Berra, gives his considered opinion on two other titles that deal with the Hall of Fame: Zev Chafets’ assessment of the problem of the Hall of Fame, and the quartet of NY Daily News writers on a pitcher who would have been a lock to earn […]

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“Three baseball books are discussed: A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts, American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America’s Pastime by the staff of the New York Daily News, and The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci.” You read and listen to the […]

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Jeff Pearlman’s bio on Roger Clemens came out a few months back. Do we really need another? I’m reading American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America’s Pastime right now, so I’ll save my comments on it till I’m done. In the meantime, here are a few items from […]

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I never understood why some radio sports talk shows feel the need to televise their programs. Basically you’re just looking at the host talking, or the guest, if there is one in the studio, sitting there on a static shot. Wow. In this case, Mike and Mike in the Morning interview Roger Clemens on the […]

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