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    Book Review: Starting and Closing:
    Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year

    By John Smoltz, with Don Yaeger I have always liked John Smoltz, even way back when he was a starter, then a closer, and then a starter, for the Atlanta Braves, during their amazing run of 11 division titles though a good deal of the 90’s. So when he signed with the Sox in 2009, […]

    Book Review: Major League Dads:
    Baseball’s Best Players Reflect on the Fathers
    Who Inspired Them to Love the Game

    by Kevin Neary and Leigh A. Tobin When I was a young girl, I played Little League softball for 4 years, playing a variety of positions, and even making the All-Star team one year. And while my dad wasn’t my formal coach, (he and my mom did sponsor my team one year, though), many hours […]

    Book Review: Extra Innings
    by Bruce E. Spitzer

    There has been a ongoing debate about what would Ted Williams’ stats have been like if he hadn’t went to war during the prime of his career–would he have bettered his still untouched .406 batting average? Would he have gotten the Red Sox a World Series win before 2004? There is also an ongoing debate […]

    Book Review: Third Base for Life:
    A Memoir of Fathers, Sons, and Baseball
    By Joshua L. Berkowitz

    As a fan of the Boston Red Sox, and of baseball in general, the goal is always to win.  Its first, last and everything in between. Nothing else matters… But what about when there is something is more important than winning? What about overcoming your fears for yourself and your children, to bring something wonderful […]

    Book Review: Wherever I Wind Up,
    By R.A. Dickey, with Wayne Coffey

    When I first heard this book was coming out, I didn’t know that much about R.A. Dickey. I knew the Sox had faced him when he pitched for teams in the American League, and that he was a knuckleballer. I knew that he had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro this past offseason, which is an impressive feat […]

    Book Review: Baseball Fantography:
    A Celebration in Snapshots and Stories
    from the Fans, by Andy Strasberg.

    And read below to see how you can WIN a copy of this great book! There have been countless books on baseball, filled with hundreds of beautiful color and black and white photographs, taken by pros all over the world. But there has never been a book filled with photographs and snapshots taken, not by […]

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