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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:18 pm

Madison wrote:
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


Yeah i saw that. I'm heading to Barnes and Noble sometime this week, i'll probably grab and baseball book and send you in a review. Can i send a review in on this side even if i havent written an article over here? I've written one of on the football side but dont consider myself experienced enough to write one over here.
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Postby Madison » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:14 pm

GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:
Madison wrote:
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


Yeah i saw that. I'm heading to Barnes and Noble sometime this week, i'll probably grab and baseball book and send you in a review. Can i send a review in on this side even if i havent written an article over here? I've written one of on the football side but dont consider myself experienced enough to write one over here.


Sure can. You don't have to be a fantasy baseball expert in order to review a book about baseball. Writing is writing. ;-D
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:10 pm

picked up Moneyball today! ;-D
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Postby daullaz » Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:55 pm

Just finished Fantasyland, and I'll echo the room and say it was an excellent read.
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Postby Old_Style » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:33 pm

daullaz wrote:Just finished Fantasyland, and I'll echo the room and say it was an excellent read.


I actually just finished reading Fantasyland last night.
Great read. ;-D
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Postby chadxor » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:16 am

I think it's important to note that Moneyball is an extremely well written, entertaining book. My 60 year old pops who poops on baseball loved the hell out of it. Where is Jeremy Brown nowadays anyway?

My suggestion: http://www.amazon.com/Cobb-Biography-Al ... 353&sr=8-1

He's the most interesting figure in sports, period. And this is a first hand account, entirely candid and totally involving. You'll tear through it.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:59 pm

chadxor wrote:He's the most interesting figure in sports, period.


I'm not sure about that, I have been a Ted Williams fan since I was a little kid but the recent bio really reaffirmed that for me, the hall of fame speech, the military career, the 'see ya, I'm goin' fishing w/ my buddies' every offseason. I will have to check out that Cobb book though. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:28 pm

chadxor wrote:Where is Jeremy Brown nowadays anyway?

I was wondering that the other day actually, and looked him up on Rotoworld. That was one of the things I didn't get...if they could have gotten him 5 rounds later, why would they use a 1st rounder on him?
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Postby chadxor » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:03 am

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chadxor wrote:He's the most interesting figure in sports, period.


I'm not sure about that, I have been a Ted Williams fan since I was a little kid but the recent bio really reaffirmed that for me, the hall of fame speech, the military career, the 'see ya, I'm goin' fishing w/ my buddies' every offseason. I will have to check out that Cobb book though. Thanks for the recommendation.


Well, when I say interesting... I guess you have to read the book. This is a guy who kicked the crap out of some black hotel worker (i'm paraphrasing this, so I'm probably getting the story wrong) just because he was black. He's a racist, awful human being who had the benefit of being a top five ballplayer. It's this dynamic that makes the book so fascinating: here's a figure that was idolized even though he was such a terrible person.
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Postby Old_Style » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:31 am

chadxor wrote:
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chadxor wrote:He's the most interesting figure in sports, period.


I'm not sure about that, I have been a Ted Williams fan since I was a little kid but the recent bio really reaffirmed that for me, the hall of fame speech, the military career, the 'see ya, I'm goin' fishing w/ my buddies' every offseason. I will have to check out that Cobb book though. Thanks for the recommendation.


Well, when I say interesting... I guess you have to read the book. This is a guy who kicked the crap out of some black hotel worker (i'm paraphrasing this, so I'm probably getting the story wrong) just because he was black. He's a racist, awful human being who had the benefit of being a top five ballplayer. It's this dynamic that makes the book so fascinating: here's a figure that was idolized even though he was such a terrible person.


Very interesting.....
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