“Hidden Game” Q & A with John Thorn

Back in the mid-80s, if you wanted to think “outside the box” about how to evaluate players and teams, you had few choices.  Of course there was Bill James, whose annual Abstracts were a must-read.  But there were few books that made it into the homes of baseball stat nerds and deep thinkers. Then came … Read more

Q & A with Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

Baseball-Thesaurus-2e-cover_v2-fIf you know me, you know a love words/phrases.  I love their spellings, their etymologies, their pronunciations.  Well baseball is certainly full of great terms and phrases.  If you are a fan of “The Dickson Baseball Dictionary,” then you should also have in your library a copy of “The Baseball Thesaurus” by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler.

You may know Goldberg-Strassler as the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, but he’s also a lover of phrases, and the Thesaurus is now in its second edition. I spoke with him about the book, his influences growing up, and his love of baseball and words.

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Book Review/Author Interview: “Root for the Home Team”

  As you undoubtedly know, I love quirky names.  But my love of them isn’t just limited to players . . . I love team names too.  Names that are evocative of the team’s hometown, or just make you scratch your head.   Well, current voice of the Triple-A Tucson Padres Tim Hagerty loves team … Read more