June 26, 2019

The Juju Rules: A Review

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The dictionary defines juju as “an object venerated superstitiously” and “the magical power attributed to such an object.” Despite the lack of scientific evidence, scores of baseball fans swear that they have successfully used juju to impact the performance of players and teams; from their favorite to their most hated. One of the foremost adherents […]

The Seamheads.com Radio Hour Now Taking Your Questions

April 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Seamheads.com Radio Hour is now taking your questions via e-mail. Send along your questions to radiohour@seamheads.com to be featured on the next edition of the show. Feel free to send questions during the show or throughout the week. Questions for guests are also encouraged. Just include your first name and location. The Seamheads.com Radio […]

The Greatest Pitching Duels of the Century

March 10, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Sticking to my policy of reviewing only books I can highly recommend, I bring you a gem by Jim Kaplan, long-time “Sports Illustrated” writer and author of a dozen previous baseball books, including a fine biography of Lefty Grove. His new volume, titled The Greatest Game Ever Pitched: Juan Marichal, Warren Spahn, and the Pitching […]

Honig Gives Boost to All

February 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sit down to watch “A Hall for Heroes,” “Baseball’s Golden Age,” “When It was a Game” or any number of other baseball programs. No doubt you will hear plenty from Donald Honig. Maybe you have delighted in one of 12 baseball books he has authored. This week, allow the man with plenty of baseball yarns […]

How Does It Feel?

September 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“Numbers merely describe the surface of baseball . . . No incisive statistical pocketknife, wielded however skillfully, can dissect and reveal the heart of baseball to the serious souls who study the game.” David Baldwin, Snake Jazz For the past few months I’ve been studying baseball and reading its literature almost exclusively, at the expense […]