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BOOK REVIEW: “Billy Ball” by Dale Tafoya

August 4, 2020No Comments

The storytelling can be choppy at times, but Billy Ball is an overall entertaining read and will especially appeal to those with a local attachment to the era it details. Baseball history has no shortage of complicated characters, but perhaps no web is more tangled than that of Billy Martin. A small-framed, scrappy middle infielder […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Pete Rose, “Play Hungry: The Making of a Ballplayer”

May 19, 20191 Comment

Rose’s second book, proposed to be a “love letter to the game” comes off more as a self-serving rant about his playing days, while avoiding any real substantive issues or offering any new perspective. “Play Hungry” offers a few interesting anecdotes, but nothing more. Set to hit bookshelves on June 4th of this year, Pete […]

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