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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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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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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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Branching out and trying new things

June 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on Branching out and trying new things · The Greatest Show on Dirt

First came the Kindle version of The Greatest Show on Dirt. Ninety days later, after my exclusive-to-Kindle-Select obligation ran its course, I made the book available for the Nook. This week I’ve taken it all the way, uploading to Smashwords, a company that distributes ebooks in all formats. Now readers using Apple devices or Kobo […]

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Q&A with the Raleigh News & Observer

April 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Q&A with the Raleigh News & Observer · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

The positive reviews in Tampa and Los Angeles were great and much appreciated, but today we have finally made inroads on Tobacco Road, with a piece appearing in this morning’s edition of the Raleigh News & Observer. N&O readers live in Bulls country, so this is big. One of two major papers in the Triangle […]

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“Easy to imagine as being the starting point for a movie script” — Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News

April 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on “Easy to imagine as being the starting point for a movie script” — Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

This is the one I’ve been waiting on. Every April, Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News immerses himself in the world of baseball books, running a month-long feature called “30 baseball books in 30 days.” Not only did he include The Greatest Show on Dirt, he was kind enough not to torture me […]

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“It’s a good read” – Bob D’Angelo, Tampa Tribune

March 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on “It’s a good read” – Bob D’Angelo, Tampa Tribune · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

The most significant review–in terms of both reach and content–of The Greatest Show on Dirt hit the internet tonight when Bob D’Angelo of the Tampa Tribune introduces Lane Hamilton to readers of his Sports Bookie blog. Bob had a lot of nice things to say about the book. Here are a few excerpts. Author James […]

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Don’t need a second briefcase to track sales yet

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Don’t need a second briefcase to track sales yet · The Greatest Show on Dirt, Writing

I spend more time than I’d like to admit commiserating with Charlie Brown these days. I can’t blame it all on my son’s obsession with the Peanuts gang, though repeated viewings of the Valentine’s Day special have etched a few particular scenes onto my brain. Every time I check the sales figures for the Kindle […]

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Seamheads review of The Greatest Show on Dirt: ‘major league heart’

February 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on Seamheads review of The Greatest Show on Dirt: ‘major league heart’ · Reviews

The honor of the first review of The Greatest Show on Dirt goes to Seamheads.com, where Jeff Polman weighed in with his thoughts on the novel Monday. Here’s the upshot: What’s truly refreshing about Bailey’s book is that it lovingly plummets us into a minor league world we don’t see enough of. Sure, it would […]

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