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'The Rookie' by Eliot Asinof

The Rookie by Eliot Asinof, 1953

The magic trick:

Bringing an internal monologue to a standard sports situation

Take it from a sportswriter – sometimes postgame quotes just aren’t enough to make an interesting story. 158 more words

Stories

The 2015 Reading Challenge

I saw this posted by a friend on Facebook and decided I would participate.

50 books to be read in 2015.

Well, to be exact, 52 (one of the assignments is for a trilogy). 375 more words

Fun Fact Black Friday: Black Sox Scandel

The 1919 Chicago White Sox.

Well, it’s Black Friday, and I thought, Black Friday, Black Sox. See where I am going here? We’ve all heard, “Say it ain’t so Joe” (which, in reality, was probably never said). 276 more words

Baseball's Best Short Stories edited by Paul D. Staudohar

I picked up a copy of Baseball’s Best Short Stories on a recent trip to Cooperstown, NY and The Baseball Hall of Fame. It was the perfect souvenir for a short story writer; after all, if I was going to pay at least $20 for baseball-themed merchandise in one of a dozen quaint tourist traps, then it might as well be a book. 1,246 more words

Books

Myths and facts not commonly known about the Black Sox Scandal

Eight of the 1919 Chicago White Sox gained infamy for involvement in throwing the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds, who were the underdogs. Their names were “Chick” Gandil, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Fred McMullin, “Buck” Weaver, “Happy” Felsch, “Lefty” Williams, Eddie Cicotte and “Swede” Risberg. 1,393 more words

Sports

Acquisitions ~ 2012 ~ RIP Ray Bradbury

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury ~ Paperback from Posman Books
  • Eight Men Out by Eliot Asinof ~ Trade Paperback from Posman Books
Non-Fiction