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Interesting new book

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TheSportsPredictor, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Just got this in. Should make for interesting reading tonite:

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Does it have a forward from Eddie Munster?
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Talk about Inside Baseball.
    He wrote this book for 678 journalists.
  4. If that many.

    UPDATE -- Presumably, this guy, right?
  5. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Are you sure it's interesting?
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I wonder if he'll get into those golden '80s an '90s days when the beat writers from the Sun-Times and Tribune made a secret no-scoops pact. They would actually share quotes and information.
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Not the Rick Jaffe 90s. I can personally guarantee that.
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Never been a huge fan of George Castle's writing. Nice guy, though.
  9. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    What's his background?
  10. I like George. I think most people do, once you get to understand him a little bit. He's exhuberant, to say the least. The kind of guy who, if you ask him what Ernie Banks' batting average was in 1967, you'll get that plus a dissertation on Leo Durocher's handling of superstars along with his thoughts on the Cubs' role in assimiliating blacks into Major League Baseball.

    Not sure George ever found his niche - he should have been a color analyst. He'd probably be in the Hall of Fame by now - he'd be viewed as a passionate, slightly eccentric throwback.

    I'm interested to read what he has to day, even if the audience is limited. Sounds like a labor of love project.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    He's the Cubs beat writer for the TWNI. He's also written a few books, including The Million to One Team and Where Have All Our Cubs Gone? (both of which I've read).
  12. He was on that recent HBO special about the history of the Cubs, too, as one of the experts.
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