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    Book Review: Baseball Miscellany:
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Baseball, by Matthew Silverman

    “People ask me what I do in winter when there is no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” Roger Hornsby, Hall of Fame 2nd baseman. “The Wall giveth and the Wall taketh away.” Roger Angell, Writer. If you’re like me, your baseball obsession doesn’t end […]

    Review: Maple Street Press
    Red Sox Annual 2011

    For the last 6 years, Maple Street Press has been issuing an Annual review of the Boston Red Sox, joining other annual reviews of the Yankees, Cardinal and Twins, and 8 other AL and NL teams. This year, as a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA), I was offered a copy of the Red […]

    Book Review: Remembering Fenway Park
    by Harvey Frommer

    “It was damp and chilly throughout New England for most of the spring of 1912, and in Boston, it took a few tries before baseball at a brand-new ballpark could be played in decent weather. On April 9, The Red Sox and Harvard’s baseball team met in an exhibition game in football weather, and as […]

    Book Review: Strike IX: The Story of a Big East
    College Forced to Eliminate its Baseball Program and the Team that Refused to Lose
    By Paul Lonardo

    On June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was passed into law; in 2002, it was renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, in honor of its principal author. Widely known as Title IX, the law states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of […]

    Red Sox 4, Tigers 3:
    Decidedly Underwhelmed…

    So, the big trade deadline is over, and all we got was another catcher… Don’t get me wrong, I am glad the Sox finally picked up Jarrod Saltalamacchia–even if its going to take me a year to learn how to spell his name–he’s young, he’s pretty good, and has a TON of potential, and frankly, […]

    Book Review:
    ’78: The Boston Red Sox, A Historic Game,
    and a Divided City by Bill Reynolds.

    Any Red Sox Fan worth their weight is painfully aware of how the 1978 Red Sox campaign went: 14 games ahead of the Yankees 1/2 way through the season, and, 8 games ahead of 2nd place Milwaukee (who was in the AL at the time).. Of course, this was before the Wild Card, so being […]

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