With a tail between my legs, I have to admit that the origination incarnation of the Book Club quickly went through round after round of delays with Nick and I deluding ourselves that we would be able to hollow out time in our lives where we could both be present to do podcasts. I still believe it is a good idea and I have interested to have some permutation of it to take place. The current form is not how I intended it, but I think is useful nonetheless. I will be writing posts for every chapter or two of a baseball book I am reading at the time. I invite you all to go to the library or grab a copy from a book store.
It will take me about two to three weeks to make it through a book.
Here is the book list I will be working on:
But Didn't We Have Fun? An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era 1843-1870
by Peter Morris
Weaver on Strategy: The Classic Work on the Art of Managing a Baseball Team
by Earl Weaver and Terry Pluto
The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First
by Jonah Keri
Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest GM
by John Schuerholz, Bob Costas, and Larry Guest
Dollar Sign on the Muscle: the World of Baseball Scouting
by Kevin Kerrane
Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit
by Matthew McCarthy
Venezuelan Bust, Baseball Boom: Andres Reiner and Scouting on the New Frontier