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Fenway
03-06-2008, 08:07 PM
Even in this internet age there are a couple of books that are must haves and can be found at your local struggling bookstore

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/24580000/24589831.JPG

OK put a paper bag over the cover but inside is a treasure

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/26120000/26125622.JPG

This is like having all 30 media guides.

DSpivack
03-06-2008, 08:29 PM
My local independent bookstore (http://www.politics-prose.com/), down the street about a mile, isn't exactly struggling.

:cool:

Brian26
03-06-2008, 08:38 PM
I'd add the new combined Sporting News/Street & Smith's to that.

Also- Fenway, did you know they're making the AL Red Book and NL Green Book again?

Fenway
03-06-2008, 08:39 PM
My local independent bookstore (http://www.politics-prose.com/), down the street about a mile, isn't exactly struggling.

:cool:

This little Chicago chain does allright for themselves by being in high traffic locations.

They opened one store in Boston and it is doing very well

http://www.barbarasbookstore.com/Stores/

DSpivack
03-06-2008, 08:40 PM
This little Chicago chain does allright for themselves by being in high traffic locations.

They opened one store in Boston and it is doing very well

http://www.barbarasbookstore.com/Stores/

P&P is having a baseball event in a couple weeks, free beer and pizza...but it's the guys from Baseball Prospectus. Not sure if I want to put up with propellerheads that long. :tongue:

Barbara's is a great store.

Fenway
03-06-2008, 08:42 PM
I'd add the new combined Sporting News/Street & Smith's to that.

Also- Fenway, did you know they're making the AL Red Book and NL Green Book again?

I've heard that but I haven't seen it yet.

Fenway
03-06-2008, 08:46 PM
P&P is having a baseball event in a couple weeks, free beer and pizza...but it's the guys from Baseball Prospectus. Not sure if I want to put up with propellerheads that long. :tongue:

Barbara's is a great store.

The guy that helped start BP used to run the Red Sox mailing list (Keith Woolner) The Indians hired him last year.

Barbara's is amazing as they have the best selection in the smallest amount of space.

Railsplitter
03-06-2008, 09:09 PM
What about Who's Who in Baseball?

doublem23
03-06-2008, 09:58 PM
Don't forget Doublem23's Biased White Sox Fan's Guide to Baseball. Just send me a couple of bucks and I'll mail you some print-outs I find littered with my rambling, incoherent scribbles.

:cool:

FedEx227
03-07-2008, 04:38 AM
I pre-ordered The Bill James Gold Mine 2008, looks great.

russ99
03-07-2008, 10:43 AM
As for the directory and encyclopedia, all that info is easily accessible on the internet on MLB.com, Milb.com, baseballreference.com and thebaseballcube.com.

I really miss that old Stats Inc. Scouting Notebook. I think they still make it (Sporting News?) but it's vastly watered down. No more split stats, photos, hitter spray charts, pitcher's pitch listings, etc. :angry: That thing was a goldmine of info and I still occasionally refer to my old copies.

Nowadays, I usually stick with the 2 Baseball America books each year:

Almanac

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512ecISyjCL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg

Prospect Handbook

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516EU1xOmRL._AA240_.jpg

Those usually fit the bill nicely.

Also, I always get a trusty Sox media guide, which I'll get my first game this year, the Tigers series in April. (Brrrr.)

Fenway
03-07-2008, 01:50 PM
As for the directory and encyclopedia, all that info is easily accessible on the internet on MLB.com, Milb.com, baseballreference.com and thebaseballcube.com.


Also, I always get a trusty Sox media guide, which I'll get my first game this year, the Tigers series in April. (Brrrr.)

The White Sox got yelled at one year by selling to the public the media guide that is intended for media only. It had every private phone number and email for PR people of every team and the hotel info for teams.

yes you can get the stuff on the net...but there is something to be said for having the book with you.

I got my media Red Sox guide in the mail yesterday....and I see for the public one they have jacked the price up to $20. :o:

http://www.yawkeywaystore.com/images/products/N1100.gif

Brian26
03-07-2008, 11:57 PM
I've heard that but I haven't seen it yet.

Do you know what year it was supposed to have stopped? I thought it was when they abolished the NL and AL offices. I have a 2001, 2002 and 2006 Red Book.

Fenway
03-08-2008, 12:00 AM
Do you know what year it was supposed to have stopped? I thought it was when they abolished the NL and AL offices. I have a 2001, 2002 and 2006 Red Book.

2002 was the last one I saw..... They were printed by The Sporting News under contract with the 2 leagues.

Brian26
03-08-2008, 12:08 AM
2002 was the last one I saw..... They were printed by The Sporting News under contract with the 2 leagues.

The 2006 version has the Sox on the cover:

http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/White%20Sox%20Stuff/DSCN1495.jpg

DoItForDanPasqua
03-08-2008, 12:13 AM
Even in this internet age there are a couple of books that are must haves and can be found at your local struggling bookstore

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/24580000/24589831.JPG

OK put a paper bag over the cover but inside is a treasure

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/26120000/26125622.JPG

This is like having all 30 media guides.

A house isn't a home unless it has a baseball encyclopedia in it.

Fenway
03-08-2008, 12:14 AM
The 2006 version has the Sox on the cover:

http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/White%20Sox%20Stuff/DSCN1495.jpg

as well it should :D:

TommyJohn
03-08-2008, 09:27 AM
The 2006 version has the Sox on the cover:

http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i172/brian2653/White%20Sox%20Stuff/DSCN1495.jpg

as well it should :D:

What? Tom Brady and Peyton Manning weren't available for a cover shoot?