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Postby Madison » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:47 pm

AcidRock23 wrote:*plug*

I reviewed Fantasyland... :-D


I was just getting ready to post that link. ;-D


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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:21 pm

GSOE just offered me a very nice price on his copy of Fantasyland. Can't wait to read it! ;-D

I guess you don't need another review of the same book, do ya Mad?
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Postby LiveForever » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:35 pm

Fantasyland might be the most entertaining book i have ever read. It might help if you are farmilar with Shandler's Baseball Forecaster but still its awesome.

I read the Autobiography on Roberto Clemente. It was pretty good and I know it got really good reviews.

Obviously Moneyball is amazing as well.
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Postby LukeW9027 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:38 am

I would suggest Baseball Between The Numbers. It offers great insight and questions the normal assumpptions of the average baseball fan. I definitely reccomend it if you wish to understand the game more thoroughly.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:23 am

LiveForever wrote:Fantasyland might be the most entertaining book i have ever read.


It also REALLY helps if you actually owned José Guillen during the season in question, you can SHARE his pain!!
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Postby The Big Train » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:12 am

ArtOfWar wrote:Thanks for the recommendations. What about (auto)biographies? Are there any good ones out there?


Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy by Jane Leavy (a NY Times bestseller)

http://www.amazon.com/Sandy-Koufax-Left ... 555&sr=1-2

Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero by David Maraniss

http://www.amazon.com/Clemente-Passion- ... 761&sr=1-1

Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big Train by Henry W. Thomas

http://www.amazon.com/Walter-Johnson-Ba ... 17&sr=1-33

If you want to laugh your butt off, check out the stories of the late umpire Ron Luciano in his books "The Umpire Strikes Back," and "Strike Two." His legendary feuds with Earl Weaver are well known (in the majors, he once ejected Weaver from both ends of a doubleheader; in the minors he once ejected Weaver in four straight games), but his other stories are just as hysterical. It's sad that he took his life in the end, even after the success of his books.
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Postby Half Massed » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:50 pm

If you want an in-depth history of baseball from the owner's and management side of things, I'd recommend "Lords of the Realm" by John Helyar. It's a long book, but it gives a great inside look at the workings of the owners and the player's union.
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Postby Madison » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:47 am

Madison wrote:
AcidRock23 wrote:*plug*

I reviewed Fantasyland... :-D


I was just getting ready to post that link. ;-D


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Just making sure everyone sees this. We really could use some baseball book reviews. O:-)
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:11 pm

Recommend a good baseball book Mad, and i'll review it for you! ;-D
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Postby Madison » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:54 pm

GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:Recommend a good baseball book Mad, and i'll review it for you! ;-D


There's a ton in this thread. Take your pick. :-)

We're also doing this on the light side, so if you'd rather do a football book (or already read one), you can do that as well (or even both sides). ;-D
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