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A Few Baseball Books: Spring Training Edition

With the 2014 baseball season rapidly approaching, I’m a little behind on posting my annual assortment of baseball books. Here are four picture books, one middle-grade novel, and six nonfiction works that baseball fans might enjoy. A couple of these reviews … Continue reading

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Four Short Book Reviews

Screaming at the Ump by Audrey Vernick This middle-grade novel’s narrator is sixth-grader Casey Snowden, a baseball-writer-wannabe whose father and grandfather run the third best (out of three) umpiring schools in America. The supporting cast of Screaming at the Ump … Continue reading

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Review: THE VICTORY SEASON: THE END OF WORLD WAR II AND THE BIRTH OF BASEBALL’S GOLDEN AGE by Robert Weintraub

Robert Weintraub’s The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball’s Golden Age focuses on major league baseball’s 1946 season, notable as the first post-World War II campaign and the beginning of what some call … Continue reading

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Some Baseball Books for the Off-Season

F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Baseball is a game played by idiots for morons.” Well, count me among the morons, Francis, because I love it. As I write this post on a cold January day with icy rain clicking against the … Continue reading

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Schools, WAR, and Froggy DeMaestri

You can’t compare apples and oranges. That’s one of the most common assumptions in examining differences between options. Comedian George Carlin solved it easily enough though: “They keep saying you can’t compare apples and oranges. I can. An apple is … Continue reading

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“And Summer Was Gone”: Off-Season Baseball Reading

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill … Continue reading

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