Review: Baseball Life Advice by Stacey May Fowles

Once in a blue moon a rare book comes along that touches you so much you feel as if it may have been written just for you. That was the rare sensation of joy I got when reading Stacey May Fowles’ new essay collection Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game that Saved Me. The book bears…

Interview: Emil DeAndreis – Author

I recently got a chance to read and review Hard to Grip for Bless You Boys, a memoir about a young pitcher’s struggle with baseball and chronic illness. My review is available here. I knew immediately after finishing the book I wanted to talk to DeAndreis about it, and was lucky to have an opportunity…

Review: The Only Rule is it Has to Work

Everyone with even a peripheral knowledge of baseball knows the basic premise of Moneyball. Both the book and the movie were hits, the latter even garnering a best picture nod. The story of Billy Beane’s desire to shape a winning team around the use of sabermetrics brought the notion of OBP to a much wider audience….