Reviews and Blog Posts: baseball

Jonrón!

by Alex Rodriguez

Reviewer Rating:
5

Este libro es para los niños que juegan al béisbol o los que son aficionados. El jugador profesional de los New York Yankees Alex Rodríguez escribió el libro. Sería muy divertido leer el libro en voz alta usando tu voz de locutor deportivo. Los dibujos son divertidos también.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game Section of the Library

Wow!

Do you find baseball games a little slow? If you're like me, a game can seem to go on forever, and don't even get me started on extra innings. Too bad they're not all like this:

Instead, take a good book along.

These titles (suggested by former DPL librarian Jon Flanagan), should cover all the bases:

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Atlas

Batter Up!

Baseball has fascinated Americans since the 1800s. It is no wonder then that so many films have been made about this intriguing sport. After cheering for the Rockies, give one of these films a turn at the plate. Which baseball film is your favorite?

George Steinbrenner 1930-2010

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Controversial baseball legend, George Michael "The Boss" Steinbrenner III, owner of the New York Yankees, has passed away, a week after his 80th birthday.

Many books have been written about Mr. Steinbrenner. Regarding himself, he said, "I'm really 95 percent Mr. Rogers, and only 5 percent Oscar the Grouch."

Great Moments in Sports

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010: What a day this has been in sports! World Cup Soccer saw two crucial games played simultaneously. Later the Colorado Rockies come back in the bottom of the 9th. First, soccer: USA v. Algeria and England v. Slovenia. If USA wins, we advance to the next round. If England wins, then USA has to win to advance. A tie (OK, a draw) is not enough. That's why the games are played simultaneously.

Double the tension for everyone involved, because everyone knows how the other game is going. England scores early, so now there is real pressure for USA to score. USA has chance after chance to score and they keep missing! Then, miracle of miracles, the ball goes in!! But no, denied again. Referee says no goal - who knows why, and we learned earlier this week that the referees don't have to give a reason. Time is running out and hope is dwindling.

Summerland

by Michael Chabon

Reviewer Rating:
4

Looking for a good fantasy quest novel? You might have overlooked Summerland, thinking it was just about baseball, but it is much more than that. Our very reluctant hero is Ethan Feld, who is recruited for his save the world mission by the farishers, residents of the Summerlands (a parallel...

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