Tag archive

sports history

Go Team USA: Inspiring Books to Get You in the 2016 Summer Olympics Spirit!

in Non-Fiction by

Ahhh, the Olympics: the magical time of year when you’re allowed to chant “USA! USA! USA!” un-ironically with your face painted like Old Glory. But while this week marks the kick off of the 2016 Summer Olympics, this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro seem a little different, amidst controversy about the water in Rio, concerns about the Zika Virus, debates about nation-wide bans due to doping and anxiety over event security, these Games seem more than a little hectic and apprehensive. Despite the (valid) trepidations many have over the Summer Olympic Games, fundamentally, the Olympics are a time to celebrate. The world is already pretty crazy, so it’s helpful to remember that people are, in fact, capable of coming…

Keep Reading

A reader’s guide to the no-baseball blues

in Non-Fiction by

“I just look out the window and wait for spring to come,” Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby once said, when asked how he passed time during the off-season. As a certified baseball nut, I know the feeling. But here’s a more constructive idea: pull up a chair and delve into two recent books that will add to your knowledge about the endlessly fascinating game of baseball. Before the end of the 2012 season, Jamie Moyer retired at 49 after becoming the oldest pitcher to win a major league game. In Just Tell Me I Can’t: How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time (Grand Central Publishing), Moyer and sportswriter Larry Platt tell the story of how a pitcher who…

Keep Reading

Go to Top