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  1. Book reveals 'secret' of home-field edge

    Rob Neyer

    This new book isn't the first attempt at a sports version of "Freakonomics," but I'm hoping it's the best. Here's a bit of Wired.com's interview with co-author Jon Wertheim: Wired.com: So why does the home team win more often? Wertheim: What'...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  2. Voros McCracken changed the game

    Rob Neyer

    Below, a long excerpt from a much longer article about Voros McCracken, who merely changed baseball analysis as we knew it, practically overnight. Jeff Passan: When a Baseball Prospectus book suggested pitching and defense were too intertwined to b...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  3. Hall of Famer Gillick famous for memory

    Rob Neyer

    I got Eddie Robinson's memoir in the mail recently, and I really enjoyed it and was going to recommend the book if you're looking for a Christmas gift ... only to discover that the book won't be released until February. (I was blessed with an advance...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  4. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links aren't really trying to sell books or anything, even though we're entering a highly popular gift-giving season ... When MGL gives a little sabermetrics lesson, it's worth learning even if a little hair gets mussed up along the way. ...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  5. Olbermann about Leavy about Mantle

    Rob Neyer

    From Keith Olbermann's review of Jane Leavy's new book about Mickey Mantle: Almost anyone who knows about Mantle knows that the frequently admitted presumption of early death is part of his legend. While Leavy disproves his depiction of a family in ...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  6. The Chicago Cubs, by 'eras'

    Rob Neyer

    With the Cubs-White Sox Ultimate Rivalry series about to conclude, I want to 1) get my Cubs "eras" in the books and under the wire, and 2) wish both squads the best of luck! Now the eras, beginning in the beginning ... 1876-1894: The Cap Anson ...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  7. These Questions 3: Kathryn Schulz

    Rob Neyer

    When I read a book, I usually have a pencil at hand, for marking passages or circling words I want to look up later. With each notation, I'll also pencil in a page number on the book's endpaper. In the case of Kathryn Schulz's "Being Wrong: Adventure...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  8. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are going to lead with Bobby Thomson before moving on to other, lesser matters ... While writing his book, Joshua Prager spent many, many hours with Thomson, and what seems to have most affected Josh was Thomson's humility. Roger ...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  9. These Questions 3: Kadir Nelson

    Rob Neyer

    Painter Kadir Nelson has illustrated nearly 20 books, but is probably best-known for his paintings of the Negro Leagues, some of which appear in his award-winning book, We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball. And a few weeks ago, the Uni...

    Blog | August 02, 2010
  10. These Questions 3: Jeff Ma

    Rob Neyer

    Jeff Ma is a former member of the MIT blackjack team immortalized in Ben Mezrich's book, "Bringing Down the House," and Palgrave Macmillan has just published Jeff's book, "The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business." Rob: Before...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  11. Shocking news about Lenny Dykstra

    Rob Neyer

    Lenny Dykstra used steroids? Really? Well, it's only hearsay. But, yeah. According to his onetime business associate Randall Lane (who, granted, has few reasons to be charitable toward Dykstra). It's all in Lane's new book: Lane said the admissi...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  12. Is the Coop in Michael Young's future?

    Rob Neyer

    As Richard Durrett notes, Michael Young has set a franchise record that should stand for some time: Michael Young rewrote the Rangers' record books in a 6-3 win over Florida on Wednesday that stretched Texas' winning streak to four. Young tie...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  13. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are ready for Stephen Strasburg to reach the majors so they can start obsessing about Aroldis Chapman ... * Well, here's something different: Old Hoss Radbourn reviews a book about ... Old Hoss Radbourn. (Spoiler: Your pappy might en...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  14. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are all over the map, but only because they know you wouldn't have it any other way ... * In the wake of the establishment of Bradenia, Jason Turbow -- proprietor of thebaseballcodes.com and author of a new book (which I just downloa...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  15. These Questions 3: Josh Wilker

    Rob Neyer

    I first came across Josh Wilker in his blog, Cardboard Gods, a couple of years ago. Almost immediately I wondered, "When is this guy going to write a book?" Well, he's written the book and it's fantastic. Thursday, I interviewed Josh via e-mail, m...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  16. These Questions 3: John Sickels

    Rob Neyer

    My old friend John Sickels has just published the latest edition of his annual (and indispensable) prospect book, and I thought I'd ask him a few questions about prospecting ... Rob: I probably say this every spring, but this year's book is your ...

    Blog | March 05, 2010