Sunday, March 16, 2008


With the surplus of Yankee Stadium books this season it is very refreshing to pick up a book that previews the Yankees final season at the cathedral in Da Bronx.

Cecilia Tan, (Why I Like Baseball) has once again gathered the finest in Yankee writers in this fine collection. While it deals mainly with the present it doesn't ignore the future nor the past. Back again is the fine work of Dan McCourt (aka Knuckles, on BTB and publisher of Take Him Downtown) he contributes a great article on last season's debacle and takes us way back to 1978 like you have never seen before.

Cecilia's writing makes you long for Opening Day. While the controversial Dan Graziano of the Star Ledger tell us about the new Circus in Town ala The Bronx Zoo. Dan Schlossberg pays tribute to the late Scooter, Phil Rizzuto. It is tearful at times but a great tribute nevertheless. Plus he looks at the now generation including new skipper Joe Girardi.
Mark C. Healy and Sweeny Murti, in separate pieces, look back and pay tribute to Joe Torre and his era. I could go on and on, but the best thing would be to go out and buy this fine work. You won't be able to put it down. A fine analogy by a bunch of fine writers.

1 comment:

Cecilia said...

Thanks for taking a look at the Broadside, Phil!