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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

America’s Pastime

The Nats beat the Braves 3-2 yesterday in their first official game in D.C.’s new $611 million Nationals Park, so the season has officially begun. Whether you are a rabid baseball fan or just an occasional spectator, here’s some reading you might enjoy:

Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan’s Guide for Beginners, Semi-Experts and Deeply Serious Geeks by Zach Hample

Twice Around the Bases: The Thinking Fan’s Inside Look at Baseball by Kevin Kennedy

The Book on The Book: A Landmark Inquiry Into Which Strategies in the Modern Game Actually Work by Bill Felber

For the Love of Baseball: An A-to-Z Primer for Baseball Fans of All Ages by Frederick Klein

Why is the Foul Pole Fair: Or Answers to Baseball Questions Your Dad Hoped You’d Never Ask by Vince Staten

So is it a new era for the Nationals in their new ballpark? What do you think?

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