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Creepiest book ever

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TheSportsPredictor, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member



    Players Who Died in Aircraft (e.g.., Thurman Munson, Cory Lidle)
    Sometimes in Winter (e.g., Bob Moose)
    Players Who Died in Automobile Accidents (e.g., Chico Ruiz)
    Players Who Died of Natural Causes (e.g., Darryl Kile, Addie Joss)
    Players Who Died in Service to Their Country (e.g. Harry Sharman)
    Victims of Murder (e.g., Lyman Bostock)
    Accidental Death (e.g. Ray Chapman)

    and of course one whole chapter devoted to:

    A Tragic Season in Cleveland (Tim Crews, Steve Olin, Cliff Young)
  2. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    That is an eerie topic for a book
  3. girl friday

    girl friday Member

    What in the world would inspire someone to write that???

    Gives me the shivers
  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    If handled with some taste, it could be an interesting read.

    But if that book isn't enough death for you, you could always order something called "The Baseball Necrology."

  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Has Fenian established an alibi yet?
  6. KnuteRockne

    KnuteRockne Member

    Oh, please. Like we have room to talk.

    The APSE writing awards are practically a celebration of macabre subject matter.
  7. Meat --
    Are you kidding?


  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This is the sort of sports book I would have expected Stephen King to write.

    Oh, and Fenian, I know it took 15,000 posts before you figured out the whole photos thing, but you really should pace yourself. You're going to sprain something.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    But he makes much better use of the picture function than I do.
  10. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Fran was a stringer for me way back when, and I'm not surprised he's writing a book like this. He's a Philly guy, and I just remember his greeting the Monday morning after Pelle Lindbergh's demise:
    "What's the difference between a hockey puck and a Porsche?"
  11. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I'll agree that's the most macabre book.

    But this one's creepier:


    The mother sings "I'll love you forever / I'll love you for always / As long as I'm living / My baby you'll be." To her son to fall asleep as he grows up, all the way through his teen years. Cute, right? Until he's fully grown, moves out, lives across town AND SHE DRIVES TO HIS HOUSE WITH A LADDER ON TOP OF HER CAR, CLIMBS IN HIS WINDOW AND ROCKS HIM.

    And this is supposed to comfort children? That your mother will never leave you alone, no matter how old you are, even breaking and entering?

  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you like the book, you should read to companion book:

    "He Ate The Hot Dog!

    True stories of reporters who keeled over in the press box"
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