Saturday, May 05, 2012
Included in my packing is a fun new book, THE BASEBALL HALL OF SHAME by Bruce Nash & Allan Zullo. This is a baseball book for non-baseball people because it’s essentially a humor book.
The book goes into all the stupid boneheaded incidents that occur on and off the field. So it’s a collection of goofballs and blunders – all of it extremely funny because (a) it’s all real, and (b) it didn’t happen to you.
Thank God there’s not a chapter for announcers, otherwise I’d be in it for seventeen pages.
But it’s a fun read that doesn’t take itself seriously. You’ll meet some real characters along the way and be treated to ineptitude the likes of which you’ve never seen outside of politics. So really, isn’t that what fine literature is all about?
THE BASEBALL HALL OF SHAME – perfect for Mothers’ Day or rain delays.
One of the chapters is about bad umpiring calls. How about this one from just last Wednesday?