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  • Baseball books: 9 personal favorites

    Baseball has been very very good to books. Sure, people like to read about football, basketball, and even (gasp) golf. But no professional athletes seem to have inspired as many words between covers as the boys of summer. The sheer volume of baseball books makes it hard to put together any kind of "best of" list. But I decided to give it a try, enlisting the help of two professional sportswriters (both women, for a fresh perspective). They suggested three personal favorites and then I added three of my own.
    02/22/2011 11:55 am

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  • A Moment in the Sun

    From John Sayles, a "sprawling, wide-screen, Technicolor" novel of the Spanish-American War.
    05/12/2011 04:50 pm

  • Baseball books: 9 personal favorites

    Baseball has been very very good to books. Sure, people like to read about football, basketball, and even (gasp) golf. But no professional athletes seem to have inspired as many words between covers as the boys of summer. The sheer volume of baseball books makes it hard to put together any kind of "best of" list. But I decided to give it a try, enlisting the help of two professional sportswriters (both women, for a fresh perspective). They suggested three personal favorites and then I added three of my own.
    02/22/2011 11:55 am

  • Chapter & Verse Yankees-Red Sox rivalry: Read all about it

    If you think the New York-Boston rivalry is intense today, take a look at the summer of 1949.
    04/02/2010 12:28 pm

  • Monitor Picks

    To commemorate the start of the MLB season, Monitor film critic Peter Rainer recommends the five best baseball movies ever made. ("Field of Dreams" isn't one of them!)
    03/21/2008 01:00 am

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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