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Zev Chafets

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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* New titles from Bloomsbury

December 2, 2009

Their official spring-summer 2010 catalog isn’t online yet, but Bloomsbury is printing one new title and a 2009 title with a new afterword. The new title is Charlie Finley: The Life of Baseball’s Super Showman, a joint effort by G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius, slated for a July release. From the catalog: Before […]

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* National pastime radio

July 27, 2009

I listened with extra care to this week’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. The guest for the “Not My Job” segment was ex-major leaguer Doug Glanville. I was waiting for a Moose Skowron/ Rob Neyer moment, but as far as I can tell, it never came. (In fact, part of me fantasized that host Peter […]

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With the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies coming up, look for Chafets to be even more in the limelight.  This Q&A comes from the current edition of The Jewish Week and this one comes from The Forward, another Jewish publication.

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Zev Chafets, author of Cooperstown Confidential, published this Op-Ed piece in the June 19 edition of The New York Times (“Let steroids into the Hall of Fame“). will Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, et al now become loyal Times readers? [T]oday’s superstars have lawyers and a union. They know how to use the news media. And […]

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From the MLB portion of Fanhouse.com, this piece on Zev Chafets‘ new and controversial book on the Hall of Fame. And another from The Hardball Times. Upshot: Chafets doesn’t portray himself as a baseball expert, a la Bill James. He clearly is a fan of the game—and a passionate one—make no mistake about it, but […]

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Here’s the audio interview with Zev Chafets, author of Cooperstown Confidential. http://rksbaseballbookshelf.wordpress.com/files/2009/06/zevchafets_raw.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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The cover of Cooperstown Confidential: Heroes, Rogues, and The Inside Story of The Baseball Hall of Fame features four circa 1920 players with their heads cropped off. How appropriate, since a lot of what Zev Chafets has to say turns conventional wisdom on its head. Chafets, the founding managing editor of the Jerusalem Report and […]

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These days, publishing companies are calling on their authors to do even more in terms of getting the word out about their new projects, be it web sites, blogs, or videos such as this one by Chafets, whose Cooperstown Confidential (Bloomsbury) comes out in July. He wrote this commentary on A-Rod (who hit a home […]

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