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Nine Bucks a Pound “humanizes the demonized”

March 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Nine Bucks a Pound “humanizes the demonized” · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews

There is nothing more gratifying as an author than reading a review by someone who really gets your book. Though it’s been a little more than a year since Nine Bucks a Pound was released, reviews are still slowly trickling in, including one this week from Benjamin Hill of MiLB.com. And Ben captured Del Tanner’s […]

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Spitball literary magazine latest to review ‘Nine Bucks a Pound’

June 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Spitball literary magazine latest to review ‘Nine Bucks a Pound’ · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews

Spitball Magazine, the organizer of the Casey Award given annually to the best baseball book, included a short review of Nine Bucks a Pound in their Spring 2014 issue, which was just released (arriving at my house the first day of summer). Here’s what they had to say: Here at Spitball we are pretty sick […]

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Maybe Jeff Pearlman!?

June 4th, 2014 · Comments Off on Maybe Jeff Pearlman!? · Reviews, Writing

Back in 2010, I reviewed a book for Baseball America called Top of The Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Players of All Time. What struck me at the time was the randomness of the contributors, some of whom had no discernible connection to the game aside from being a fan. One might make […]

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Review: ‘Nine Bucks a Pound’ puts a human face on an ugly issue in America’s Pastime

April 28th, 2014 · Comments Off on Review: ‘Nine Bucks a Pound’ puts a human face on an ugly issue in America’s Pastime · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews

I thought I used to read a lot of sports books back in the heyday of Bailey’s Baseball Book Reviews. Lance Smith is making me look like a loafer. Over the past year he has tallied more than 100 posts on his site, The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books. This weekend he turned his spotlight […]

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L.A. Daily News: ‘Bailey has hit it on the screws again’

April 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on L.A. Daily News: ‘Bailey has hit it on the screws again’ · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

I’ve reviewed more than my share of baseball books over the past 5-6 years. Until recently, my reviews appeared regularly on BaseballAmerica.com as well as my own site, Bailey’s Baseball Book Reviews. Before I started getting burned out, I read and reviewed 25-30 books a year, which got to be a battle of endurance at […]

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Tampa Tribune: Nine Bucks a Pound ‘bubbles and percolates with action and tension’

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Tampa Tribune: Nine Bucks a Pound ‘bubbles and percolates with action and tension’ · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews

The first review of Nine Bucks a Pound is a doozy. Bob D’Angelo of The Tampa Tribune really delves into the issues facing both Del Tanner and his agent Ian Wicker and the consequences of the choices they make. He sums things up by calling the book “a satisfying cocktail of prose.” I like the […]

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Win a Kindle copy of Nine Bucks a Pound

March 7th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Nine Bucks a Pound, Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

Once again, I’m underwhelmed by the results of a Goodreads Giveaway. Two years ago, when The Greatest Show on Dirt came out, I gave away eight copies to Goodreads readers. Of those lucky winners, just three of them actually rated it, one of whom couldn’t be bothered to write a review. I suspect the book […]

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Special offer on ebook version of Dirt

July 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Special offer on ebook version of Dirt · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

The run of strong reviews continues for The Greatest Show on Dirt with a flattering take by Ben Hill on MiLB.com last week. Ben covers the minor leagues extensively and has spent quite a bit of time visiting ballparks all over the country, so I’m flattered he enjoyed the book so well. Here’s some of […]

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Back from Durham–what a trip!

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Back from Durham–what a trip! · Baseball, Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

So, I’m back from Durham and still trying to process all of the people I met and places I visited in an action-packed three days. Normally even a long weekend feels like mere moments when I walk back into work the next day, but today at work it actually felt like a week since I’d […]

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‘Dirt’ now available at Regulator, Quail Ridge Books

April 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on ‘Dirt’ now available at Regulator, Quail Ridge Books · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

Ever since the Raleigh News & Observer writeup on me and the book ran a couple weeks back, there has been a growing buzz in the Triangle area in North Carolina. The Greatest Show on Dirt is now available in two local independent book stores: The Regulator Bookshop in Durham and Quail Ridge Books & […]

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