Haven’t done one of these in, oh… about 13 months! Here are a few items of note that I liked around the internet today. If you have any interest in 19th Century baseball and/or just love vintage baseball photos (and who doesn’t?!), read this terrific Slate piece and then click on through to the The New York Public Library’s Rare Photographs of Baseball’s Beginnings Digital Gallery. When Roger Angell speaks, we listen. In this morning’s New Yorker, Angell gives us 500 words on last night’s World Series game 1. Last Sunday, Kenneth Heard, author of one of my favorite tabletop-sports-related … Continue reading
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! The new oneforfive.com Facebook page is meant to supplement this blog. I often come across items that I know you guys would love to know about, but for one reason or another I can’t post it here on the blog. The Facebook page will hopefully solve that, as well as give us tabletop-sports fanatics a place over there where we can talk about the games, the replays, the victories and frustrations of the quixotic endeavor that is this hobby. Hope to see you over there, my “friends”!
Just one link today, but it’s all you need: Jeremy Blachman of FanGraphs (NotGraphs) offers his choices for The Best Baseball Writing of 2012.
You may have noticed, but there is a new link on the Blogroll. Love, Life, and APBA Baseball launched on January 1, 2012 and author Kenneth Heard has consistently impressed with this personal journal of his life and his replay of the abridged 1981 Major League Baseball season. If you want to read just one of his posts to find Heard at his best, read “Caught in the Corner of My Eye.” Speaking of links on the Blogroll, if you haven’t been following Jeff Polman‘s saga at the Mysteryball ’58 site, you’re missing out. Jeff is writing a novel wrapped … Continue reading
APBA Baseball for Windows v5.75 is now available for Pre-Order at the you-can’t-go-wrong purchase price of $20.00 for the complete game including season rosters for 2011, 1961, and 1921. The price point is perfect, the inclusion of the season rosters is a terrific move. I’m a fan of everything APBA is doing these days. Speaking of everything APBA is doing, in the July 20th newsletter it was announced that the game co. will sponsor next year’s APBA convention, to be held June 21-22, 2013 in Alpharetta, Georgia. While certainly a practical decision, moving the convention to Alpharetta is also a … Continue reading