Book Review: One Pitch Away by Mike Sowell – What Happened During & After the 1986 Baseball Season

Being a New York Mets fan, the 1986 baseball season was the ultimate high in my life. I say that even having had three children, that’s how much of a fanatic I am. However, after the euphoria following the World Series win, I always had moments where I mused over the fate of Bill Buckner.Continue reading “Book Review: One Pitch Away by Mike Sowell – What Happened During & After the 1986 Baseball Season”

Book Review: The Devil Wears Pinstripes by Jim Caple – Yankee Haters Unite!

As autumn rolls around, there seem to be a few things that are certain. One of them happens to be that the New York Yankees will be playing in the post-season. The arrogance of the team – and it’s owner – has spawned an entire generation of baseball fans who might root for various teamsContinue reading “Book Review: The Devil Wears Pinstripes by Jim Caple – Yankee Haters Unite!”

Book Review: The Pitcher’s Mom by Heather Choate Davis

This came up as suggested reading in my Kindle Unlimited account. I was anticipating a story of a mother shadowing her son’s career as a professional baseball player, from the early years playing as a child to the Major Leagues. In a sense, that’s what this is. However, it’s also so much more. Jill isContinue reading “Book Review: The Pitcher’s Mom by Heather Choate Davis”

Book Review – Doc: A Memoir by Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican

I’ve been a Mets fan as long as I can remember. I have a vague memory of watching a baseball game very young, on my parents’ black and white television in the living room of our house. I’m fairly certain that was one of the 1969 World Series games. How that was on our television,Continue reading “Book Review – Doc: A Memoir by Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican”

Book Review: 108 Stitches by Ron Darling

No baseball so far this season thanks to the Corona Virus, so I’m trying to catch up on my baseball reading. One of the books I had on my list was 108 Stitches by Ron Darling. For those of you who don’t know, Darling was a starting pitcher with the New York Mets from 1983-1991Continue reading “Book Review: 108 Stitches by Ron Darling”