Book Reviews

Book Review: "The Best Team Ever"


Review of the baseball novel "The Best Team Ever"

Book Review: "This Bad Day In Yankees History"


The "Building A Cubs Champion" series will continue next week... on the weekend, I thought we could all use some diversion. I hate the Yankees. Well, who doesn't, you're saying. Except for...

Book Review: "Swish" Nicholson


Bill "Swish" Nicholson was an outfielder for the Cubs in the 1940's -- profiled in the top 100 Cubs series on this site as #52 in December 2006 -- and this new biography of him, the first such...

Book Review: "Facing Clemens"


I know that many of you check out BCB first thing in the morning waiting for my posts, and were probably wondering where today's was. Here's what happened. First, I have the flu, and a particularly...

Book Review - "Steve Goodman: Facing The Music"


If you are younger than 35 or so, then most likely all you know of Steve Goodman is his anthemic "Go Cubs Go", which was originally written for WGN radio (more on this later), and is now played...

Book Reviews: "The Cubs" and "First Class Citizenship"


While we all wait for a move, any move, by the Cubs, I have spent some time reading the large pile of unread books that I never had time for during the season. A couple of you already have Glenn...

Book Review: "Crazy '08"


When I was at the Michael Barrett event last weekend, I overheard someone say something that was both incredibly optimistic and an incredibly sad truth about us as Cubs fans: "In the entire...

Book Review: "The Cubs Fan's Guide To Happiness"


This breezy little book was released just before the season started by the editors of The Heckler. If you don't know what The Heckler is, you'll see it in and around the Wrigleyville area and the...

Just Another Boring Off-Day


So. It's Tuesday. Anything interesting happen yesterday? While you're all stewing and mulling and pondering and hyperventilating over the impending sale of Tribune Company, and what it means to the...

Book Review: "Behind-the-Scenes Baseball"


Baseball statheads of the world, rejoice. Here is a book just for you. "Behind-the-Scenes Baseball" is written by Doug Decatur, who has been a stat consultant for several teams, including the Cubs,...

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