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Errors and Fouls: Inside Baseball's Ninety-Nine Most Popular Myths
Baseball is the most storied of American sports, but not all the stories are true. Likewise, most baseball traditions are wonderful. But not all of them. The game’s most basic elements have often been misrepresented, misunderstood, and misremembered through the years. All along, fiction has coexisted with fact, hyperbole has mixed with history, and exaggeration has been ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Potomac Books
(first published March 1st 2013)
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This is an interesting book that presents arguments that run against the grain on many items taken for granted by sportswriters and fans. The rather lengthy section on PED use, and Barry Bonds in particular, presents the issues in a way that I haven't seen discussed much before. While I'm not sure I buy everything that Handrinos is selling on that front, what he presents is through-provoking. At times, though, Handrinos seems to enjoy being contrary just for the sake of being contrary, and many ...more