Tag Archives: Red Sox

The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra
Baseball and Football

The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra

“Yogi-isms” — the unique unforgettable sayings of Yogi Berra — are funny,wise, and witty, not silly, as many people who feel superior and laugh at them think.

Red Sox Were Cursed by Stupid, Racist Management, Not Babe Ruth
Baseball and Football

Red Sox Were Cursed by Stupid, Racist Management, Not Babe Ruth

The Red Sox were “cursed” for 86 years by stupid, racist management, not Babe Ruth’s ghost. Red Sox fans, media, and management perpetuated the myth of the curse as an excuse for being second-rate from the top down.

Josh Wilker’s Life Emerges from His Baseball “Cardboard Gods”
Baseball and Football

Josh Wilker’s Life Emerges from His Baseball “Cardboard Gods”

In an isolated cabin, wannabe novelist Josh Wilker scribbles in spiral notebooks waiting for his great novel to appear. To kill time, he starts pulling baseball cards from his childhood collection, writing reflections about each one. He realizes in time that this is the book he’d been searching for, “Cardboard Gods.”

A Reader-Friendly Introduction to Modern Baseball Statistical Analysis
Baseball and Football

A Reader-Friendly Introduction to Modern Baseball Statistical Analysis

Modern statistical analysis of baseball record, “sabermetrics,” has revolutionanized the game. A team of experts has put together an introduction to sabermetrics for people afraid of numbers.

Leo Durocher Was Wrong: Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last
Baseball and Football

Leo Durocher Was Wrong: Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

Red Sox manager Terry Francona is a champion, a nice guy who keeps in touch with old friends, and a good husband and father. He gives the players credit when they win, and takes the blame when they lose.

Thurman Munson Was a Work Horse on a Team of Show Horses
Baseball and Football

Thurman Munson Was a Work Horse on a Team of Show Horses

Thurman Munson was a great ballplayer, but deeply sensitive and insecure. He held grudges and had several rivalries with teammates opponents, and the media.