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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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Former JML Shawn Green, Israel Baseball League pitcher Aaron Pribble, and MLB official historian John Thorn will be the featured guests as the Marcus Jewish Community Center book fair on Sunday, Nov. 13. From the press release: Introduction by Stan Kasten, former President of the Atlanta Braves and Thrashers. * The Way of Baseball: Finding […]

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Combining two themes here to bring you some recent podcasts. * Craig Robinson, author of the new Flip Flop Fly Ball: An Infographic Baseball Adventure (See all Humor Books), was on the July 19 edition of Slate’s Hang Up and Listen. There are several excellent questions about Robinson’s though processes as he comes up with […]

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In this video, courtesy Simon and Schuster, Green talks about his new book, The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 MPH. You can read an excerpt of the book here.

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Here’s my feature on Green and his new book, The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 mph (See all Personal Transformation Books), which appears in the print edition of this week’s NJ Jewish News. More on the writing process: Green had planned on writing a book even while he was playing. “I’ve always been […]

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Times-ly reviews

June 7, 2011 · 0 comments

Marc Tracy of Tablet.com contributed reviews for the NY Times Sunday book supplement on Shawn Green’s The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 MPH. Upshot: “Those who do not share Green’s earnestness — or fondness for “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” ­“Siddhartha” and other namedropped works of dormitory Buddhism — may nonetheless […]

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The ex-major leaguer will be discussing his new book, The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 mph (See all Personal Transformation Books) at a couple of venues in the New York area over the next week or so. On Monday, June 6, Green will be at Book Revue in Huntington, NY at 7 p.m.  Call […]

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Always happy when the mail carrier delivers a package (as long as it’s not ticking). Recently received Aaron Pribble’s Pitching in the Promised Land: A Story of the First and Only Season in the Israel Baseball League, his memoir about participating the Israel Baseball League, which lasted just one season (2007). Pribble pitched for the […]

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By the way, it’s still winter so why aren’t we hearing snow-themed songs anymore? “Winter Wonderland” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” among others, are not “holiday” songs, per se, so they’d still be valid. Just sayin’. Thought I saw my first “annual” at the bookstore last week, but it was a fantasy publication, so it […]

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At the risk of blowing my own horn, I wanted to say that my essays on Shawn Green, Hank Greenberg, and Sandy Koufax are included in the recently-released Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture, edited by Jack. R. Fischel with Susan M. Ortmann (Greenwood Press). I’m kvelling.

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