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Review of Steve Fireovid’s & Mark Winegardner’s The 26th Man

Review of Steve Fireovid’s & Mark Winegardner’s The 26th Man How far would you go to chase a dream? How do you handle it when your dream dies? Those are the big questions behind Steve Fireovid’s The 26th Man (Macmillan, … Continue reading

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Pages 1-123 of William Zinsser’s Spring Training

Back in 1988, baseball fan and writing guru William Zinsser (1922-2015) traveled to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ spring training in Bradenton, Florida. Zinsser’s purposes were to enjoy some baseball and to try to find a new slant on professional baseball. I’m … Continue reading

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 Finishing Mark Kurlansky’s The Eastern Stars (pages 159-222)

Orange Beach, Alabama Sunday I finished Mark Kurlansky’s The Eastern Stars, reading pages 159-222 (Chapters 9 through 13). The book grew on me. In the last 75 pages or so, Kurlansky explains the state of Dominican baseball from about the … Continue reading

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Friday, 26 May & Saturday, 27 May 2017 – Reading Chapters 1-9 (pages 1-159) in Mark Kurlansky’s The Eastern Stars

Last summer, I was loafing in Dollar Tree and found a copy of Mark Kurlansky’s The Eastern Stars – How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris. “How far wrong can you go for a dollar?” I … Continue reading

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