Archives: baseball

A century too soon for Cubs fans

October 6, 2008 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: baseball.

rating: 4 of 5 stars Now that fans of the Chicago Cubs have been put out of their impending misery (you didn’t really think the Cubs were going to the Series, did you?), they can retire for the winter with this book and wish they had been born about 100 years earlier. When the Cubs • Read More »

Good writing from a baseball insider

April 27, 2008 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: baseball, writing.

• When is the last time you called a major league baseball player a good writer? Lots of talented authors have written superbly about baseball. Among all our national games, baseball is a game that lends itself easily to good wordsmiths. But rare among those smithies is an author who has played the game at • Read More »