Archive for the tag 'chicago cubs'

Wrigley Field by Stuart Shea: a review

This is a book mainly about the northside ballpark, and about the team executives who’ve been responsible for maintaining it. Although many ballgames are described, and seasons are summarized, the Cubs (and the ChiFeds who first resided here) are not the book’s subject. This is not a shortcoming, but is occasionally disconcerting.

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The Boys Who Would Be Cubs by Joseph Bosco: a review

Bosco’s claimed intention was an exploration of the reasons players succeed or fail; instead, he’s chronicled the ways coaches teach and motivate players. His book does this better than any other in my library; it’s a fascinating read.

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