Last month, we used a cooking metaphor to describe the likelihood of each MLB team making, or in most cases, not making the post season. As we get closer to the end of the regular season, I thought a more apt metaphor was need, a medical condition classification.
”Code Blue” is used in medical parlance to indicate that a patient [...]
When you think of baseball agents, some fairly vivid pictures may appear. You may think of Scott Boras, the super-agent, capable of putting fear, panic, and loathing into any GM….or you might think more of a caricature such as “Arlis$$, played by Robert Wuhl, Bob Sugar of Jerry Maguire fame (played by Jay Mohr) or Ari Gold [...]
The US Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp series honoring baseball’s Negro League players.
Almost all of them are gone now, fading memories kept alive through grainy photos and dog-eared newspaper clippings their children and grandchildren keep near.
But now the black baseball players and their contributions to the culture and history of [...]
The Books on Baseball webiste opened up in mid-March to get ready for the 2010 baseball season. Since that time, among other articles, we have published over 30 book reviews. The entire process of startng up a website, finding a decent, consistent voice, and reviewing books and producing articles for the BoB readers has been a [...]
We have some exciting news for baseball memorabilia collectors. Dick Perez, of the famous Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcards, has released a limited-edition coffee table book. The book – THE IMMORTALS – An Art Collection of Baseball’s Best, represents the landmark visual history of baseball through the lives of the 292 members enshrined in the [...]
At times, they were rolling in at about 15 to 20 a second. The Tweets with the #Strasburg hashtag were fast and furious before, during, and after his impressive 14 K debut tonight for the Washington Nationals. As a Nats’ fan, it truly was a wonderful night, made more memorable, and fun, by the legions of loyal Tweeters.
I watched a replay of the Marlins’ Hanley Ramirez loafing after a ball that he booted into left field during Monday’s game against the D-backs. I was shocked at the lack of hustle.
For those of you who have missed all the excitement, Ramirez was drifting back from his shortstop postion to grab a Texas leaguer [...]
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 [...]
The Yankees celebrated their 27th world championship yesterday prior to their home opener. Thirty-two years ago, they had quite a different home opener experience–cue Reggie! Reggie! Reggie!
Prior to becoming a Yankee, Reggie Jackson had said, “If I played in New York, they’d name a candy bar after me.” The Curtiss Candy Company—appropriately enough, producers of the [...]
Book Preview: The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris by Mark Kurlansky
Later this month, a new book hits the market that tells a story that really hasn’t been told before. San Pedro de Macorís is a municipality and the capital of the San Pedro de Macorís province in the [...]