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BOOK REVIEW: “Stealing Home” by Eric Nusbaum

September 18, 2020No Comments

The latest in our Book Review series looks at Eric Nusbaum’s first book “Stealing Home”

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Book Review: Summer Baseball Nation by Will Geoghegan

August 27, 2020No Comments

Overall, Will Geoghegan’s story of the summer leagues is engaging, even if it loses a lot of steam toward the end. Full of familiar names and colorful characters, it’s a worthwhile read for any baseball fan looking for some non-MLB fare.

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BOOK REVIEW: “Billy Ball” by Dale Tafoya

August 4, 20201 Comment

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.

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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.

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