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Joe Posnanski

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Joe Posnanski is national columnist for NBC Sports. He has been named National Sportswriter of the Year and twice was awarded the best sports columnist in America by The Associated Press Sports Editors.

He has written five books:

“The Good Stuff,” was a collection of columns.

“The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O’Neil’s America,” won the Casey Award as best baseball book of 2007.

"The Machine," the story of the 1975 Cincinnati Reds, was a New York Times bestseller.

"Paterno," a biography of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, went to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

And his latest book, "The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus: goes on sale June 9.

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Joe Posnanski I'm telling everyone that it will not only make you a better golfer, it will make you a better human being. And that the secret of golf is in there.…moreI'm telling everyone that it will not only make you a better golfer, it will make you a better human being. And that the secret of golf is in there. But realistically I'm just trying to sell books.

In all seriousness, there are some really good tips in here from Watson and Nicklaus. They're more mental approach tips, things I think about now all the time. I don't know if they will make you a better golfer, no guarantees, but I will say: It couldn't hurt.(less)
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“Son, in this life, you don’t ever walk by a red dress.”
Joe Posnanski, The Soul of Baseball

“You can’t be afraid to lose!” he shouted with a jolt of force, and he pointed at me. “You will not win all the time in life. Sometimes the other team’s gonna lick ya. But you have to believe you will win. You know who wins in this world? I don’t care if it’s football or politics or business. The bold people win. The audacious people. People who are afraid to lose, they beat themselves. They lose before they ever get started. They have their excuses before the game is even played.”
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