Book Review: “So You Think You’re A Philadelphia Phillies Fan?”

Like everyone else in Philadelphia during the year 2008, Scott Butler was completely caught up in the exploits of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball club. The Fightin’ Phils were on their way to the club’s second of five consecutive NL East Division crowns that summer. The season would culminate in the Phillies capturing just the second World … Continue reading Book Review: “So You Think You’re A Philadelphia Phillies Fan?”

Book Review: The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox

For younger fans of the Boston Red Sox, and Major League Baseball in general for that matter, this might be hard to believe. But for a long stretch of my lifetime, those Bosox were considered to be jinxed at best, chokers at worst. The Red Sox have captured three recent World Series crowns in 2004, … Continue reading Book Review: The Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox

Book Review: "Ahead of the Curve" by Brian Kenny

  There is no book that I have read in recent years that I can more highly recommend than “Ahead of the Curve” by Brian Kenny. Kenny is a 2003 Emmy Award winner who was named as the 2004 Media Personality of the Year by Sports Illustrated. He is now well-known by baseball fans as a … Continue reading Book Review: "Ahead of the Curve" by Brian Kenny

Book Review: "God Almighty Hisself: the Life and Legacy of Dick Allen"

Perhaps the single most controversial figure in the 133-season history of the Philadelphia Phillies franchise is the subject of a new book "God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen" by Villanova University law professor Mitchell Nathanson. This is not a clumsy tome hastily thrown together to make a quick buck by giving fans some light … Continue reading Book Review: "God Almighty Hisself: the Life and Legacy of Dick Allen"