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Santa Delivered Three Baseball Books On Christmas, And One Was Autographed – Come Check It Out!!!

Santa Delivered Three Baseball Books On Christmas, And One Was Autographed – Come Check It Out!!!

I know, I know, I am getting to this a little too late.  I’ve just been busy with the kids, and soccer practice, and life.

But, I got three new baseball books for Christmas, and they have been stacked on my desk ever since as I waited for the right time to show them off and add them to my ‘Required Reading’ page on the blog.

Well, I have the time now – so let’s take a look at the three books that Santa brought me a few weeks ago.

Here we go!!

The Greatest Game Ever Pitched – Juan Marichal, Warren Spahn, and The Pitching Duel Of The Century

Book 1

Mickey And Willie

Book 2

Becoming Mr. October

Book 3

And the signed one???

How about the Reggie Jackson biography!!!  Have a look:


I have to give a huge ‘Hat-Tip’ to my buddy UncleMoe for this one.  He sent me an email letting me know that Barnes & Noble was selling signed copies of Reggie’s new book for the same price as an unsigned copy.  I knew about the book prior, and it was on my list to check out when my ‘On Deck Circle’ was emptied, but I was not going to pass on a deal like this. So, I forwarded the email to my wife and she must have forwarded it to Santa, because it was under my tree on Christmas Day.  Thanks again, Moe!!!

So, I now have three more books for my collection.  I am a bit behind in my reading, so I am going to have to step it up as each one of these promises that they could be a very fun read.

Stop by and check out my ‘Required Reading’ page.  I’m always willing to offer reviews of the books I’ve read, and am equally looking for ideas of others that have been enjoyed by the ’30-YOC’ audience.


New Books To Add To My ‘On-Deck Circle’!!! YES!!!!

New Books To Add To My ‘On-Deck Circle’!!!  YES!!!!

Well friends, one of my favorite Christmas gifts was a $50 gift card to Amazon.com.  I enjoy a lot of the product categories that Amazon has to offer, but none more than the books!

And as an avid readers, I am always on the hunt for the next great read to throw into my personal ‘On-Deck Circle’.

So, I will officially list the titles of my newly acquired books on my ‘Required Reading’ page, but here is a picture of all six books that I recently scooped up:

Happy Reading!!

Three New Books Added To My ‘On Deck Circle’

Three New Books Added To My ‘On Deck Circle’

I would like to thank everyone that has reached out to me with recommendations for new baseball books to read.

I am about half-way through with the Reggie Jackson book that I am reading now so I wanted to be pro-active and purchase a few more so I have something ‘on-deck’ after this one is complete.

Here are the three books that I picked up tonight:

Game Six

The Golden Age Of Baseball

Yogi Berra – Eternal Yankee

Thanks again everyone!  And with all of the suggestions that have come my way, I still have another four or five that I can look forward to reading when these three are done.

New Page On ’30-YOC’ – “Required Reading”

New Page On ’30-YOC’ – “Required Reading”

I like to read.  Almost as much as I enjoy writing.  And it seems like I am not alone.

I have had several conversations via email with readers of this blog that also share in my passion for reading.  And our topic of choice, baseball or course!!!

So, I created a new page on the top of my blog that will be called ‘Required Reading’.  In it, I will feature the books that I have read over the last few years about our favorite sport, and I welcome any and all feedback.

And if you happen to have a suggestion for me to read give me your advice and I’ll throw that book into my ‘on-deck circle’.

Thanks and Enjoy!!!

The ’30-YOC’ Bookstore Is Closed For The Summer!!!

For those of you that enjoyed one of my newest features on this blog titled ‘Now That’s A Book I’d Read’, I wanted to let you know that our printing press has been overworked a bit and will require a little maintenance to get back into working order.

I am estimating that we will be able to get back on track in a few short months and am expecting another of handful of releases by ’30-YOC’ in the fall.

In the meantime, here is a list of the ‘First Editions’ that have been published for your enjoyment.  Please feel free to peruse the books as you wish!!!

Book #1 – ‘The 4th Wheel’

Book #2 – ‘Both Sides Of The Fence’

Book #3 – ‘Class Of ’86’

Book #4 – ‘Tales From The Trainer’s Table’

Book #5 – ‘Rule #1: Mascots Cannot Talk’

Book #6 – ‘My Windy City’

Thank you for reading.  See you soon!!!


New Feature Coming To ’30-Year Old Cardboard – ‘Now That’s A Book I’d Read’

As you have seen of late, I enjoy reading.  I’ll read almost anything but lately my focus has been our beloved past-time.  I am mid-way through a 600-page book called ‘Grand Slam Baseball’.  And I have 1 more book in my queue waiting for me.

I have read some great biographies, autobiographies, and accounts of baseball history.  But no matter how many books I find, I always wonder what certain books would be like if they were written and published for us to enjoy.  So, that is what this new feature on ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ is about.  I will develop my own books, with appropriate titles, and offer them up to you for your critiques.  No, I will not be penning any of these any time soon, but I just want to test the interest of the readers of this blog to see if my thoughts gel with what you find entertaining about the sport of baseball.

I’ve got some great ideas, at least I think so, and I cannot wait to share them with you.  Look for the first book next week as I bring you ‘Now That’s A Book I’d Read’.

used books by babblingdweeb.