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Were’ getting to the point where the new baseball titles — at least the ones not dedicated to the fantasy side — will be coming out hot and heavy. Given the state of print journalism, I wonder how much space will be devoted to individual reviews. I think we’ll see items like this from the […]

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Although technically these were written for Bookreporter.com before I went on vacation. The books in this “all-Star” feature include: I Don’t Care if We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever, by Ben Blatt and Eric Brewster Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is […]

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Note: Just like Chuck Lorre’s “vanity cards” at the end of The Big Bang Theory, you should read these list stories to their conclusion; the end is always changing, even though the theme is basically the same, finishing up with a self-promotional message. On with the show… The top ten baseball books as per Amazon.com, […]

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The top ten baseball books as per Amazon.com. Caveat 1: Print editions only (at least for now); because I’m old school. Caveat 2: Since the rankings are updated every hour, these lists might not longer be 100 percent accurate by the time you read them. But it’ll be close enough for government work. Caveat 3: […]

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The top ten baseball books as per Amazon.com. Caveat 1: Print editions only (at least for now); because I’m old school. Caveat 2: Since the rankings are updated every hour, these lists might not longer be 100 percent accurate by the time you read them. But it’ll be close enough for government work. Caveat 3: […]

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The top ten baseball books as per Amazon.com. Caveat 1: Print editions only (at least for now); I’m old fashioned that way. Caveat 2: Since the rankings are updated every hour, these lists might not longer be 100 percent accurate by the time you read it. But it’ll be close enough for government work. Caveat […]

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Should have posted this earlier. Sorry. But if you’re in the area, Willie Randolph will be at the Yogi Berra Museum tonight for a program based on his new book, The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball. Randolph was on a recent episode of The Leonard Lopate Show.  As you can imagine, […]

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The top ten baseball books as per Amazon.com. Caveat 1: Print editions only (at least for now); I’m old fashioned that way. Caveat 2: Since the rankings are updated every hour, these lists might not longer be 100 percent accurate by the time you read it. But it’ll be close enough for government work. Caveat […]

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As you probably know, there’s a podcast component to this blog on which I chat with authors, artists, filmmakers, etc. I sometimes get first-timers who reach out to me because they may not have the cachet to get “real media” attention. I know I went through that with 501 Baseball Books. Just about every author […]

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Just saw this and one event is already sold out, but FWIW… WHO: Willie Randolph. WHAT: Signing his new book, “The Yankee Way.” WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday. WHERE: Bookends, 211 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood; 201-445-0726 or book-ends.com. HOW MUCH: Free with purchase of book ($26.99). ALSO APPEARING: 6 p.m. May 21, Yogi Berra Museum, Montclair […]

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The Yogi Berra Museum will be hosting three book events in the coming weeks including: May 5 Mookie Wilson Booksigning Former Mets star Mookie Wilson, one of the most electrifying and popular players in team history, will sign copies of his new book: “Mookie: Life, Baseball and the ’86 Mets” from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mr. Wilson […]

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Because my TV is on my bookshelf… I’m not one of those fans who believes his team can do not wrong, that they should win every game (especially tough when you’re talking about baseball), crushing the opposition under their heel. My sanity does not hinge on how the Mets do. They were not expected to […]

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This piece from Bloomberg.com suggests that Willie Randolph follow the example of Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson and give some of his players reading assignments in the hopes that it might open their minds to philosophies that will help the team win. As for the connection to athletes and reading, I recall an anecdote about Yogi […]

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