December 22, 2011

JoS Pre-Xmas Reading Room

Diane Firstman searches for a real-life "Casey at the Bat" ending to a baseball game ... and finds one - in May 1984!

Long-time Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter Bill Conlin resigns amid multiple allegations of child molestation.

Peter J. Nash continues his Hauls of Shame investigation into fraudulent Babe Ruth signatures.

The 2011 Red Sox did not hit well with the bases loaded.

An interview with Justin Masterson, who may or may not have a date with Botticelli's niece.

Mike Fast has an in-depth look at the value of the hit-and-run, which Earl Weaver once called "the worst play in baseball". (h/t to Friend of JoS Matthew Kory at Over the Monster).


Jere said...

Jim Gantner as the real-life Casey? That's funny since I just linked this picture of him and Bob McClure playing a dice baseball game.

mattymatty said...

I'm honored to officially be a Friend of JoS.