Book Review: Gods at Play

Review by Budd Bailey You hear the phrase “I couldn’t put it down” when it comes to books. That’s more rare than you’d think. Even the good ones call for…

Book Review: Broph

Review by Budd Bailey There aren’t many “underground” sports legends these days. In a world with social media and cameras everywhere, no one who acts outrageously can be anonymous for…

Book Review: Mr. Met

Review by Budd Bailey We’ve been lucky enough to receive the SNY feed of New York Mets broadcasts for the past several years. Some of the baseball hasn’t been too…

Book Review: Bouton

Review by Budd Bailey The stories from those who were baseball fans around a particular age in the fall of 1970 are remarkably similar. They were usually boys in high…

Book Review: Ya Wanna Go?

Review by Budd Bailey The first test of an autobiography comes down to one question: Do you like the person while reading it? That seems simple, but sometimes it can…

Book Review: Losers

Review by Budd Bailey There are plenty of sports anthologies out there if you go looking for them. There are books about the best writing of a particular year, the…

Book Review: Toe Blake

Review by Budd Bailey One of the joys of reading history is the way it came make somewhat dusty names from the past spring to life. Take Toe Blake, the…

Book Review: The Wax Pack

Review by Budd Bailey “The Wax Pack” starts with an interesting concept from an unusual baseball author. Brad Balukjian doesn’t have the standard biography. He has a Ph.D. in entomology…

Book Review: The Game

Book Review by Budd Bailey It seems difficult to grasp the idea that one of the most famous games in college football history – and one that doesn’t date back…