Friday, December 07, 2007

Books to appease the sports fan

This Sunday's Bookshelf will feature selections for sports nuts who are cracking a bit without full input. If you or a friend or family member is in withdrawal at the conclusion of baseball season, Art Gould has several suggestions for baseball-themed books. A Well Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports details the courageous battle baseball player Curt Flood fought to be able to attain free agency. It changed the whole world of pay in sports.
Football won't last much longer, either, so it's in the mix as well. It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium: Football and the Game of Life, gives LSU fans some info on that team, and Bo's Lasting Lessions provides advice from Michigan's immortal football coach, Bo Schembechler.
Reporter Matt Kasper reviews an entertaining book on legendary pool hustler Kid Delicious, Running the Table. The story of the hefty Kid and his exploits is right on cue.
For those who missed the past two Sundays, Bookshelf focused on children's literature. If you know a child who has read everything, maybe some of the books published in the past few months will delight and entertain his or her voracious appetite for words for at least a week or so.