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Toronto Blue Jays

The Brian Lehrer Show conducted this great interview with former Mets pitcher and current TV broadcaster Ron Darling. Despite a number of sports media writers criticizing the way FOX handled its coverage, Darling would not pile on. But I appreciated his honesty as he spoke about the disappointment for himself and his booth-mates Keith Hernandez […]

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Literary smack talk

October 22, 2015

The latest scourge upon us: Roving library gangs! A war of words.

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Lest we forget: Alison Gordon

February 13, 2015

One of the first women reports to make it into a mens’ locker room, Alison Gordon passed away yesterday at the age of 72. Gordon, who covered the Blue Jays for the Toronto Star, wrote about her experiences in her 19085 memoir, Foul ball!: Five Years in the American League, which is include in 501 Baseball […]

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Review roundup, Dec. 9

December 9, 2013

The Wall Street Journal published this piece on The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams (pay wall). And although Bruce Weber wrote this review for the Dec. 5 edition of The New York Times, another one appeared in the Sunday Times book section. Sorry, maybe it’s sour grapes, but with all the books out […]

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Bits and pieces, June 12

June 12, 2013

John  Rosengren was recently interviewed in Prime Time Radio to discuss his new bio on Hank Greenberg (audio). BlueJaysBanter, a “subsidiary” of Baseball Nation, posted this review of Jeff Blair’s Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball. David King will sign copies of his new book, Ross Youngs: In Search of a San Antonio Baseball […]

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This card from the 1984 Fleer set shows the Blue jays pitcher singing the Canadian National Anthem prior to a game against the Texas Rangers. The questions include: On what night of the season did Jackson sing? Who is the Rangers’ catcher, seen in the background? The Rangers’ catchers that season included Jim Sundberg (we […]

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By Alison Gordon (left). Interesting concept, this “Blue Jays Library in a Box,” from battersbox.ca. Might catch on. Pity there aren’t a lot of books on the subject.

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