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Old 05-08-2017, 11:27 AM   #226
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:15 AM   #228
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Copy/paste fuck up, imo.

On a side note, that book looks pretty interesting, Yitzy.
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:15 AM   #230
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Copy/paste fuck up, imo.

On a side note, that book looks pretty interesting, Yitzy.
Yeah, it is. I knew nothing about MISL, but I've been watching obscure sports on YouTube at work to drown out noise like minor league arena football and USL (tier 2 American soccer league) and came across not only the current indoor league but some guy uploaded a bunch of old Pittsburgh Spirit games. I found this book on the Kindle store and started reading it. Plus, I also like things like this article.

It's pretty interesting that they were super popular at the time, but as the introduction says, there is nothing in Wichita now that even makes reference that the team existed.

The book I read before this was this.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:24 AM   #231
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I love obscure history and wrote my undergraduate thesis on the legacy of (and nostalgia for) the Brooklyn Dodgers, so it seems right up my alley.

In general, I prefer non-fiction, because there just seems to be a wider body of work to work with.
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Yeah, same. I pretty much read only non-fiction at this point.

Getting a Kindle definitely helped me start reading again. I know people who are really against e-readers, but for me, it was so much easier to read in bed and bring while travelling. Plus, it's not like Japanese bookstores have a ton of English books. I'd have to ship them from Amazon, which was expensive, or buy them at the foreign bookstores in Tokyo, which is also expensive. Just being able to download straight from the Kindle is a huge life-saver.

Actually, I went on a pretty big kick of baseball books not too long ago:
  • Up, Up & Away by Jonah Keri (Montreal Expos history)
  • Pitching in the Promised Land by Aaron Pribble (Guy pitches in the only season of the Israeli baseball league)
  • Seasons in Hell by Mike Shropshire (1973-1975 Texas Rangers)
  • Where Nobody Knows Your Name by John Feinstein (Follows the lives of minor league players)
  • The Only Rule Is It Has To Work by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller (Two baseball journalists heavy into sabermetrics etc. take over an independent baseball team).
  • Moneyball

They were all really good, and I recommend them all. Especially The Only Rule... and Pitching in the Promised Land. I also started Jason Kendall's book a while back but never got around to finishing it.
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The Expos one sounds interesting. Will check it out.

Obviously, already read Moneyball.

I rely pretty heavily on Kindle books. Ever since I found http://www.freebookspot.es/, it's been easier and cheaper than ordering books.

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