Calico Joe

Calico Joe, John Grisham, and Ray Chapman

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While John Grisham is best known for his legal thrillers, for the past 10 years he has branched out and written in several additional genres.  He has written a Christmas book (Skipping Christmas), a book about football (Playing for Pizza), and even a children’s series (Theodore Boone).  In his latest book, Calico Joe, Grisham takes […]

Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame

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While the NBA and NFL Hall of Fame are certainly revered, no hall of fame inspires the amount of passion, discussion, and argument as much as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.  Every year fans and journalists discuss the merits of their favorite players and argue about who should and shouldn’t go in. […]

YA Sports

Sports Novels for Young Adults

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Chris Crutcher’s recent visit to the library reminded me how much of an impact his books, and other sports fiction, had on me while I was growing up.   Like many kids, I liked to read, but only if the books were about subjects in which I was interested.  Unfortunately for me, books on Bigfoot and […]

Sports blog

Sports Documentaries

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When most people think of sports movies they think of films like Bull Durham, Hoosiers, or Field of Dreams.  However, if you’ve seen the standard sports movies countless times and are looking for something new, the documentary section is a great option for entertaining and enlightening films about sports.  Here are some recommended titles from […]

Football books

Football Books

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The dog days of summer are upon us and unfortunately for Royals fans that means another slow march to the end of the season and another 90+ loss year.  Normally we would be talking about the Chiefs hopes for the upcoming season, but with the NFL lockout still underway all of the discussion has been […]