James Bailey header image 1

Entries from June 21st, 2014

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 […]

[


Dinosaurs, prime numbers, and fanboys

June 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Dinosaurs, prime numbers, and fanboys · Writing

I read slowly these days. Actually, I read at the same speed I’ve always read, I just take forever to get through books because I spend so much time working on my own. I used to get through about a book a week. Nowadays it’s more like a book a month or maybe longer. I […]

[


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 […]

[