Book Review: 24

By Budd Bailey My favorite quote about baseball legend Willie Mays comes from, of all people, actress Tallulah Bankhead, Apparently around 1962, she said something like “There have only been…

The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball

By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist The new book, “The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball,” is something of a tribute to Joe Overfield, the legendary late local baseball historian. Here’s…

Review: Hockey’s Hot Stove

Review by Budd Bailey Sometimes good information from Al Strachan can pop up when it is least expected. Here’s an example. Strachan writes in his book, “Hockey’s Hot Stove,” about…

Book Review: Smokin’ Joe

Review by Budd Bailey In individual sports, the great ones often need a talented rival to show just how good they really were. Jack Nicklaus needed to surpass Arnold Palmer…

Book Review: Madness

Review by Budd Bailey Veteran college basketball fans probably looked at the cover of this book and thought, “I probably could write this.” After all, they thought, how hard is…

Review: The Q Factor

Review by Budd Bailey Looking into the future when it comes to young pro football players is not exactly a science. That’s part of the fun of the NFL draft,…