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Postby eftda » Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:46 pm

I need a list of about 3 good books to read this winter. I was thinking about Pete Roses' book (I was in the middle of 3 others when the book came out), but other than that, I have no clue what to read. I have read moneyball.


Any help? :-]
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Postby eftda » Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:47 pm

When is Jose Cansecos book coming out? :-?
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Postby Tavish » Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:00 pm

Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Fair Ball by Bob Costas
A Pitcher's Story by Roger Angell
Veeck as in Wreck by Bill Veeck
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Postby eftda » Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:05 pm

Tavish wrote:Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Fair Ball by Bob Costas
A Pitcher's Story by Roger Angell
Veeck as in Wreck by Bill Veeck


I've read Costas' book (It was ok), But what is "Ball Four" by Jim Bouton about? :-?
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Postby Tavish » Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:12 pm

eftda wrote:
Tavish wrote:Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Fair Ball by Bob Costas
A Pitcher's Story by Roger Angell
Veeck as in Wreck by Bill Veeck


I've read Costas' book (It was ok), But what is "Ball Four" by Jim Bouton about? :-?


It's Bouton's (a former pitcher) reflection on the game. Probably the most "inside baseball" book you will ever read.

Somewhat more indetpth reviews.
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:11 am

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. B-)
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:01 am

Ball Four by Jim Bouton
The Natural by Bernard Malamud
1984 by George Orwell (my favorite book)
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Postby eftda » Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:57 am

Madison wrote:The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. B-)


I've seen king at every Red Sox game in Boston... Is he writing a book on baseball? :-?
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:16 am

eftda wrote:
Madison wrote:The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. B-)


I've seen king at every Red Sox game in Boston... Is he writing a book on baseball? :-?


Does the reading have to be baseball related?

If not, I could suggest some good non-baseball stuff.
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:54 pm

eftda wrote:
Madison wrote:The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. B-)


I've seen king at every Red Sox game in Boston... Is he writing a book on baseball? :-?


Actually, I did hear something about a book being written about the Sox and I do believe King is the author. I could be wrong, but I do believe that's the case.
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