Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Winter Reading: Books About Sports

I read a lot of books about sports when there's no baseball. Not just new books, but also older books that I never got around to before. Two books I read about the Olympics this winter:

  • Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World by David Maraniss. Maraniss focuses on Rafer Johnson, Wilma Rudolph, Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila and Cassius Clay to tell the story of the first commercially televised summer games, the first Olympics with a doping scandal and the games with the first athlete paid for wearing a certain brand of shoes.
  • Something in the Air: American Passion and Defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics by Richard Hoffer. Fascinating book about the first Olympics that I really remember. Jim Ryun, George Foreman, Bob Beamon, Dick Fosbury and the raised, clenched fists and lowered heads on the victory stand.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Vin's first broadcast of the season tonight

From the Dodgers: IT’S TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL!: The Dodgers would like to welcome Hall of Famer broadcaster Vin Scully to Camelback Ranch – Glendale. Scully will call tonight’s game against the Giants on PRIME TICKET and tomorrow’s contest against the Angels on KCAL 9 as he kicks off his 63rd season broadcasting the Dodgers.

Vin Scully cuts down his schedule

We'll hear a little less of Vin this season.

Friday, March 16, 2012

VIN SCULLY IS MY HOMEBOY: Book Signing: Bat Boy - Coming of age with the New...

I like Roberto's Dodgers blog and this book sounds interesting.

VIN SCULLY IS MY HOMEBOY: Book Signing: Bat Boy - Coming of age with the New...: The Baseball Reliquary and Pasadena Public Library are pleased to host a discussion and book signing with Matthew McGough on Saturday, Marc...