Category Archives: Sports

Review Of City of Dreams

  In his book, City of Dreams; Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles, Jerald Podair traces the tumultuous journey of Walter O’Malley in his quest to build his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers their own home on the East … Continue reading

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Review of Swingin’ A’s

    In his book, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, Jason Turbow takes an in-depth look at the 1970’s Oakland A’s and their controversial owner, Charlie Finley. Beginning with their move from Kansas City … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Back!

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Review of The Extinguished Flame

  In The Extinguished Flame: Olympians Killed in The Great War, Nigel McCrery chronicles the lives of the 135 athletes who perished in World War I. The volume is composed like an encyclopedia, and each entry has a short biographical … Continue reading

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Dennis Byrd, the toughest Jet there was, will always be an inspiration to all By Mike Lupica

CORRECTS AGE TO 50 – SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012, FILE PHOTO Dennis Byrd died in a car crash Saturday at 50 years old. (John Minchillo/AP) Finally there was a collision from which Dennis Byrd, one of the toughest New York … Continue reading

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Thank You Vin Scully!

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Kevin Costner’s emotional Tribute to Vin Scully at Dodger Stadium

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