Tim Hagerty’s book about minor league team names is major league fun. “Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball’s Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them” might be the longest book name that ever gets featured on this website, but if you like minor league baseball, you’ll get a kick out of […]Read more "Root, root, root for the … Typewriters? Starchboxes? Tim Hagerty and the teams you’ll wish you’d heard of."
OK, I admit I (and “100 Things Utes Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” author Patrick Sheltra) are not going to give you a list of 100 reasons sports fans love lists. But hey, you clicked here, right? We’re suckers for lists, slideshows, rankings, power polls, etc. It’s part of our DNA as […]Read more "“100 Things” author Patrick Sheltra and 100 reasons sports fans love lists"
Even though I did a sports writing internship at the Deseret News — then the “Deseret Morning News” — at the beginning of my career, I didn’t actually meet Brad Rock until a few years later. We spoke on the phone several times and he’d helped me with a story when Utah State had hired […]Read more "Rocking on: Brad Rock on the work of writing well"
Author: John Moody Online: @Semidivin Purchase: Amazon | Deseret Book Publisher description: In 1960, an upstart Pittsburgh Pirates team beat the highly favored New York Yankees in the World Series. Given the power of a Yankee roster that included Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Yogi Berra, that improbably victory did more than give long-suffering Pirates fans something to cheer about; […]Read more "Kiss It Good-bye: The Mystery, the Mormon, and the Moral of the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates"
Authors: Dale Murphy | Brad Rock | Lee Warnick Online: DaleMurphy.com | @DaleMurphy3 | @therockmonster | Brad Rock recent articles | Rockmonster Unplugged blog Purchase: Amazon Publisher description: Amazon Most Helpful Customer Reviews: A book that encompasses all things Dale Murphy. By Brad Cooper on July 15, 2004 It’s hard to believe that it has been 11 years since Murphy retired, and 18 years since this book was […]Read more "Murph: The LDS Baseball Player Tells His Story From Boyhood To The Big Leagues"