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Postby Rkiivs » Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:27 pm

I just picked up this book, Playing For Time: The Death Row All Stars.

A true story of an amateur baseball team organized by the prison warden in the early 1900's and composed of hardened death row inmates who get stays of execution as long as they play on the prison team and keep winning. Talk about playing the game of your life!

I'll let you know how it is. It should be a fairly quick read at about 100 pages.


Anyone else pick up an interesting baseball book lately? Other baseball reading suggestions welcomed here (except Moneyball, been there done that).
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Postby DK » Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:58 pm

I'd recommend The Numbers Game by Alan Schwarz, for one.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:25 pm

if your wanting to read about another sport besides baseball you can read Harry Potter it has quidditch
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Postby wkelly91 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:45 am

Rkiivs wrote:I just picked up this book, Playing For Time: The Death Row All Stars.

A true story of an amateur baseball team organized by the prison warden in the early 1900's and composed of hardened death row inmates who get stays of execution as long as they play on the prison team and keep winning. Talk about playing the game of your life!

I'll let you know how it is. It should be a fairly quick read at about 100 pages.


Anyone else pick up an interesting baseball book lately? Other baseball reading suggestions welcomed here (except Moneyball, been there done that).


Maybe Raphael Furcal can draw some inspiration from this book? 8-o :*) :-? :-[
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Postby Rico The Retard » Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:16 am

LMAO wkelly
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Postby Rkiivs » Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:21 am

Heh, Furcal. That was pretty humorous.


DK, I'll check that one suggested reading out. It does sound interesting from the Amazon synopsis. Thanks.
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Postby JRM4833 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:21 am

Aaww I thought this was gonna be a thread about Snoop Dogg and his boys.
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Postby nsulham » Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:20 pm

JRM4833 wrote:Aaww I thought this was gonna be a thread about Snoop Dogg and his boys.


My thoughts exactly as well :-b

Suge would make one helluva DH, don't you think? :-?
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Postby DK » Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:50 pm

Rkiivs wrote:Heh, Furcal. That was pretty humorous.


DK, I'll check that one suggested reading out. It does sound interesting from the Amazon synopsis. Thanks.


No problem. ;D

I read it a couple of weeks ago. I like Schwarz's style, and there's a lot of information to digest in the book.
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Postby JRM4833 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:35 pm

nsulham wrote:
JRM4833 wrote:Aaww I thought this was gonna be a thread about Snoop Dogg and his boys.


My thoughts exactly as well :-b

Suge would make one helluva DH, don't you think? :-?


:-b :-b

I can't stand Suge though. Stabbin my boy Pierce and whatsnot.
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