Friday, October 28, 2005

Danny Baseball

Those of you looking to keep alive the flame of summer as the northern hemisphere's long and dark winter falls upon us could do worse than check out Listmaker's new blog, Baseball Diaries. You Australian pals, keep quiet about how deliciously warm you are all going to be for the next six months.

Destined to become a classic, Baseball Diaries is an ongoing potted history of Listo's lifelong love affair with that most civillised of American sports. Thrill to the escapades of the Orioles and Mets! Marvel at Listo's OCD need to journey to EVERY ball park in the contiguous United States! Stave off vertigo as you relive Listo's sojourns in the nosebleeds across several time zones! Commend Listo's work ethic and dedication to leave at the game's conclusion at whatever early hour of the morn and travel back home so he can get to work! Most importantly, learn the ins and outs of this compelling game and catch a glimpse at why it invokes such strong passions and warm feeling.

Listo is three posts in, and I heartily recommend you make this blog part of your regular reading. And for those of you who like your baseball served on paper between bound covers, I also recommend picking up a copy of my chum Jim Baumer's When Towns Had Teams; a fascinating book about the golden age of small town baseball in Maine, when millworkers and lobstermen played for the love of the game, cameraderie, and a chance to blaze a trail to Battle Creek.

Mondale, let me save you the trouble: of course Listo and I will get a room.

3 comments:

Danny Baseball said...

days inn or hojo's?
let me know.

Jim said...

Thanks for your generous words about WTHT. It pleases me that so many got what the book is about, including your rich and accurate description;

"when millworkers and lobstermen played for the love of the game, cameraderie, and a chance to blaze a trail to Battle Creek."

Thanks for the plug. Always happy to receive one from quality bloggers like you.

weasel said...

Danny Baseball: you are getting as many pseudonyms as me. As for our options, it has to be Days Inn- free continental. See you Friday, pal.

Jim: No worries- its a good book; nice and arcane. I thought I'd just give you a good blurb for the second edition...

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