Archive for January, 2009
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the new book coming out next The Yankee Years, a memoir/auto-biography by the former manager and Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated. Kudos to the marketing people at Doubleday (didn’t they used to own the Mets? Hmm. Maybe that has something to do with it) for keeping the [...]
(MOT= “Members of the Tribe”) As Jason Marquis gets ready to join the Colorado Rockies for the new season, the Staten Island Advance checked in to see how their native son is doing.
The Jews in Baseball blog ran this entry on Howard Megdal’s upcoming book, The Baseball Talmud. Because we Jews have to stick together.
To be honest, I had little use for Deadspin.com, a snarky website created by Will Leitch devoted to pointing out the faults and flaws of the sports world. Nevertheless, he does make a valid point on occasion, moreso since he left Deadspin for more serious journalistic endeavors. This Leitch piece from The New Republic second-guesses [...]
The Hugging Harrold Reynolds blog posted this interview with the author of Passing Game: Benny Friedman and the Transformation of Football. The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent ran this review of the book.
This isn’t a “Jewish” entry, but done in appreciation for one of the best sports essays you’ll ever find. John Updike, one of the great writers of the 20th century, passed away yesterday at the age of 76. Although he was known primarily for his novels, particularly his series of “Rabbit” books, Updike found the [...]
Jim Schwartz, newly-appointed soon-to-be-ex-coach of the Detroit Lions, is not Jewish.
BaseballGuru.com recently reran this brief recollection from Harry Danning, a catcher with the New York Giants from 1933-42. Danning, a four-time all-star, died in 2004.
The “bigot of the month” for the Atlanta Braves and other teams has dropped off the map the last few years, since he lost his forum as a national athlete. Well he’s back. According to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Rocker was ejected from the W Buckhead hotel’s grand opening late Thursday night [...]
Ausmus, who spent the last eight years with the Houston Astros, has found a home away from home (he lives in Del Mar, about 100 miles away), signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers Veteran for a one-year contract worth $1 million. He batted .218 with three homers and 24 RBIs in as a backup backstop, [...]