Book Review: “The Fightin’ Phillies: 100 Years of Philadelphia Baseball”

The next in my book reviews feature specifically deals with the Philadelphia Phillies and the 133-year history of the ball club.   No one alive today is more qualified to dig through that history and present it to the fans than the man who has been around to see more of it first-hand than anyone … Continue reading Book Review: “The Fightin’ Phillies: 100 Years of Philadelphia Baseball”

Book Review: "Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much About Sports"

If you are a baseball fan like me, you enjoy all aspects of the game. Not just the more analytical, statistics-based evaluations of recent years, or the classic excitement of a dramatic game, series, or season, but the whole enchilada.The history of the game and the background stories of the players and other individuals involved … Continue reading Book Review: "Diehards: Why Fans Care So Much About Sports"

Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Today in my mailbox the yellow package arrived from the folks at Baseball America. Contained inside was their annual Prospect Handbook product, the Bible for following baseball prospects. Published annually, the Prospect Handbook contains the Top 30 prospects for each organization in Major League Baseball as evaluated by the staff of Baseball America. The book … Continue reading Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook