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The New Baseball Bible is Out!

The New Baseball Bible

Hey fans of baseball trivia, author Dan Schlossberg has done it again. This time, he’s published The New Baseball Bible. I’ve interviewed Dan multiple times (and appeared as a guest co-host on his Braves Banter podcast) and can tell you every one of his books are completely enjoyable. He’s written on umpire Al Clark and has written The 300 Club Have We Seen the …

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Jerry Maguire Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Jerry Maguire

“You had me at hello!” The movie ‘Jerry Maguire’ turned 20 this year and has brought us some of the most iconic lines in movie history. “Show me the money!” Sports agent Leigh Steinberg was the inspiration for the movie and the Jerry Maguire character and I had the chance, in 2014, to interview Leigh about his book The Agent: My …

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Sports Books as Stocking Stuffers

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Sports books make great stocking stuffers.

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W.P. Kinsella, Author of “Shoeless Joe,” Dies at 81

w.p. kinsella

Both the literary and the sports worlds are mourning the death of W.P. Kinsella, the Canadian author who penned “Shoeless Joe,” the inspiration behind the movie ‘Field of Dreams.’ “Shoeless Joe” was Kinsella’s first novel and one that he is most famous for. It told the story of an Iowa farmer who, after hearing someone tell him “Build it and they will …

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Pigskin Rapture: It’s a Must Read

Pigskin Rapture

Yesterday was the start of the NFL season, while last weekend was the start of the college football season. The high school kids have also started their schedule. It’s football, football, football all the time, which is otherwise known as ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’ If you are a football fanatic, you must read “Pigskin Rapture: Four Days …

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What Would You Do If Your Coach Was a Murderer?

Kevin Kelly

When Kevin Kelly was on the 1974 Don Bosco Tech football team in inner-city Boston, back in the 1970s, he loved his coach. Years after Kelly graduated, he still quoted what his coach, Clyde Dempsey, told him throughout school. Coach Dempsey coached the kids all the way to the Catholic Conference championship and the memories of that time in Kelly’s …

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Great Summer Sports Books

Sports Books

Looking for a great sports book to read at the beach or for your long flight on your way to a summer vacation? There are so many well-written sports books that you can tote along (and a few for your kids too). Here are some of my favorites: When the Braves Ruled the Diamond; Fourteen Flags Over Atlanta: Written by Dan …

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Ralph Cindrich Book is a Great Post-Super Bowl Read

If you need to feed your football fix after this Sunday’s Super Bowl comes to a close, then I suggest that you read NFL Brawler, A Player-Turned-Agent’s Forty Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League by Ralph Cindrich. It’s a first-person account of his stories with NFL players that are absolutely hilarious, touching and shocking. Cindrich was …

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Anticipated Sports Books of 2016

If you’re looking for good sports books to read this year, you’re in luck. There are plenty to choose from that are hitting the shelves, so make room for some of the more interesting ones, including: DiMag & Mick: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers by Tony Castro is due out in March and examines the Yankee glory days and the bond, …

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Favorite Sports Reads and Movies in 2015

Last year, I had a chance to watch a lot of sports movies and documentaries and also had a chance to read many great sports books. Here are some of my favorite Sports Reads and Movies in 2015. Even though it’s a fresh year, if you didn’t get a chance to see or read them, it’s not too late: Touchdown …

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