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    Book Review: Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major
    League Baseball Stadium in America.

    By John Powers and Ron Driscoll “Now for the opening of Boston’s magnificent new ballpark and a chance to see the Red Sox in action while leading the American League, a position gained while on the road” ~The Boston Globe, April 20, 1912. Some of the first words written by The Boston Globe about Fenway […]

    Book Review: The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon’s Golden Age Baseball Photographs, By Neal McCabe, and Constance McCabe

    Honestly! I am going to need a bigger coffee table, to be able to display all of the wonderful books I have acquired over the years. And this one only adds to my quandary. What an astounding book! Some of you may not know who Charles M. Conlon is, and if you don’t, you are […]

    Book Review: Fenway Park: The Centennial
    100 Years of Red Sox Baseball, by Saul Wisnia

    Read on to see how you can win a copy! We all know that Fenway Park will celebrate her 100th anniversary in April 2012, and that, at 100 years, she is the oldest Major League Baseball Park in existence. Only Fenway and Wrigley Field in Chicago have the manual scoreboards still in operation today, and […]

    Book Review: Those Guys Have All the Fun:
    Inside the World of ESPN by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales.

    The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, or, as it’s more commonly known, ESPN, has been around for as long as I remember. 24 hours of sporting events, news about sports, info about the people who play, know and love sports–over 65 different sports, in 250+ countries, has a ubiquitous place in pop culture and every […]

    Book Review: First Pitch:
    How Baseball Began, By John Thorn

    As a fan of the Red Sox, and a student of the game, I am always interested in learning more about baseball’s history, and its humble beginnings… So when I was approached to read and review First Pitch: How Baseball Began, the first children’s book written by Bob Davids Awards winner (Given by (SABR) the […]

    Book Review: The Way of Baseball:
    Finding Stillness at 95 MPH,
    by Shawn Green with Gordon McAlpine

    While Shawn Green never played for the Red Sox (he was a member of the Blue Jays, Dodgers, Diamondback and the Mets), when I was contacted about the possibility of reading his book The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 MPH, I was very interested. We all know that a large contingent of sports […]

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