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Postby AcidRock23 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:57 am

chadxor wrote: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.


I always knew that Cobb was a notorious wiener dog, very unpleasant individual.
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Postby Stejay » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:00 pm

I'm a massive fan of Boys Of Summer by Roger Kahn and Moneyball. Great books!
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Postby chadxor » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:37 pm

AcidRock23 wrote:
chadxor wrote: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.


I always knew that Cobb was a notorious wiener dog, very unpleasant individual.


I'm rereading it again. When I'm finished, I'll write up a review. It's sensational stuff, and by far the best baseball biography I've read. Not a long list, but still.

I also finished up The Old Ballgame. I'm trying to learn more about early century baseball, so this was a good fit. I hadn't known too much about McGraw or Mathewson, just their stats, so this was a nice bit of info. After I'm finished Cobb I'm going to dive into this Tris Speaker book I just picked up. Should be cool.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Tue May 08, 2007 4:44 am

i read moneyball a few years back and absolutely loved it. it was extremely well written and my girlfriend actually just bought me another book michael lewis wrote on how lawrence taylor changed the game of football. im not too deep into yet, but if its anything like moneyball im sure id enjoy it.
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Postby buckwild13 » Sun May 13, 2007 2:59 pm

Boys of Summer is a great read

Juiced- the conseco book i really think is a must read, just for its insights
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Postby ImClutch » Sun May 20, 2007 12:34 am

Canseco is a necessary read, even though the guy sickens many.
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Postby SJNez46 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:15 pm

I am reading the Ted WIlliams biography right now that was brought up in the beginning of the topic. So far it is good
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Postby sportsfan1433 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 9:07 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:i read moneyball a few years back and absolutely loved it. it was extremely well written and my girlfriend actually just bought me another book michael lewis wrote on how lawrence taylor changed the game of football. im not too deep into yet, but if its anything like moneyball im sure id enjoy it.


moneyball was solid ;-D
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:07 pm

sportsfan1433 wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:i read moneyball a few years back and absolutely loved it. it was extremely well written and my girlfriend actually just bought me another book michael lewis wrote on how lawrence taylor changed the game of football. im not too deep into yet, but if its anything like moneyball im sure id enjoy it.


moneyball was solid ;-D

I agree completely. I enjoyed Moneyball thoroughly.
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Postby stejaycubs » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:21 am

The book, can anyone here play this game, the improbable story of the mets first season. Very good
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