Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Baseball Podcasts: Which do you listen to?

July 6, 2010 by  
Filed under New Media

The Internet provides a multitude of ways for folks to read, listen, or opine on virtually any subject they desire.   As you might suspect, one of the subjects dear to me is baseball and I am never far from my iTouch; whether in the gym or doing yardwork–Baseball is only a couple of finger waggles away!  (For the uninitiated, […]

Casey at the Bat — Twilight Zone Style

The classic poem, Casey at the Bat, authored by Ernest Thayer and published in the San Francisco Enquirer in 1888, continues to be a fan favorite.  There are literally dozens of adaptations of the poem as well as an earlier article on this website on the origin of the poem. One of the many adaptations was a season one […]

Curse You Jason Bay!

May 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous, New Media

Let me start off by saying that I really have nothing against Jason Bay.  From all accounts, Jason is a very likable fellow from our Northern neighbors up in Canada.  I also have nothing against the NY Mets as they continue their careening, sometimes down, sometimes up, always interesting season.  It is what Jason Bay did to […]

Twitter’ing about “Lesser” Baseball Books

May 23, 2010 by  
Filed under New Media

OK.  This is an interactive post.  You need to jump right in to have fun.  It’s all about the website Twitter and the hashtag #lesserbooks.  Don’t know Twitter from Tweety Bird or Hashtags from Cheese Fries?  Just stay with me and you’ll hit the ground running. Twitter is a website where you can opine, or “Tweet”, […]

Introduction to FanGraphs, WE and WPA

April 18, 2010 by  
Filed under New Media, Statistics and Analysis

Given that my Washington Nationals were being pummeled 11-7 by the Milwaukee Brewers on this Sunday afternoon, I thought my time would be better spent talking a little bit about FanGraphs (www.fangraphs.com) and some key statistics being used to analyze games. FanGraphs.com is a company located in Arlington, Virginia that provides statistics for every player in Major […]

The Perfect Game

The Perfect Game movie is being released across the US today.  It is based on a critically-acclaimed (amazon 5 star rating) book by W. William Winokur of the same name.  Both the book and its movie adaptation (by director William Dear Angels in the Outfield and Sandlot 3) are based on a true story.  Below is a synopsis […]

Holy Land Hardball on MLB TV April 11th 8pm EST

April 11, 2010 by  
Filed under New Media

Holy Land Hardball on MLB TV Tonight (Sunday April 11) at 8pm EST MLB TV is showing another film in its Reel Hardball series tonight called Holy Land Hardball.  The film is about the formation of the Israel Baseball League (IBL) in 2007 and the mission to bring professional baseball to the Middle East is […]

Bryce Harper: 2010 #1 Draft Pick?

March 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Writing, New Media

Current baseball writers are more than likely to ply their trade in one of today’s new media–websites, blogs, or even on Twitter.  So BooksonBaseball’s tagline — Paying homage to the written word about America’s pastime–is still being honored, even if we don’t always talk just about books. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Let’s face it, we baseball junkies can’t seem […]

Baseball e-Book: Baseballisms

March 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review, New Media

When you think about books on baseball or its great writers, you might think of  historical authors like Grantland Rice or Damon Runyon or a current author such as Roger Angell.  We generally wouldn’t think of new media and e-books as a way to deliver the written word about baseball. Our friends at Baseballisms have come up with a very creative […]

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