Baseball's Comin' - EDIT: Contest over, results in post

Today's winner is Hannah -

Congrats, many thanks to all who entered. Look for a big big giveaway on Friday.

Great weather today, sun is shining, buds on the trees... Spring Training is in full swing, and real baseball is just around the corner.

I realize we don't talk much baseball here on FB, and that's a shame. It is a wonderful pastime, both to play and watch, and it lends itself easily to literature. If you know me, you know that I am a huge baseball fan, and love reading baseball books.

If you're like me, do yourself a favor and buy this book:

I found Emma's writing by way of the fantastic Bronx Banter, and if you enjoy baseball (and life's) little eccentricities, you are going to enjoy her work.

To celebrate Emma's book release, and the return of the Boys of Summer, let's have a giveaway:

9 Baseball Books (see what I did there?):

The Curse of the Bambino
Complete Armchair Book of Baseball
The Bronx Zoo
Bill Mazer's Amazin' Baseball Book
Summer of '49
Summer of '98
Eight Men Out
Ball Four

To enter, just leave a comment.
Winner will be announced today (3/16/10) at 3:00 PM EST.

Good luck!

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  1. Would love to win this. Somehow I have only 1 of those 9, and some of those are must-haves.

  2. Oh go on, I've seen 1 baseball game, but those books look schweet

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  4. jjf3 - Ball Four, Eight Men Out and Summer of '49 are must-reads.

  5. Oooooh baseball!
    Nice collection too.

    Take Care

  6. I love baseball, and I love books.

  7. Enter me, please!

    Is something supposed to show up after the line If you're like me, do yourself a favor and buy this book:? Because I'm just seeing a blank space.

  8. Tricia, it's an amazon ad for "90% of the Game Is Half Mental" - my guess is that you have Adblock or something similar.

  9. This would be a great collection to have. Anxiously awaiting opening day here in Detroit. Love baseball - it is no question America's favorite pasttime. Thanks for a great blog and giveaway! :)
    Heather (

  10. Maybe if I read about baseball, I'll learn more about the game my husband's family lives for. AND..I might have more to talk with my brother-in-law about since he's in the Yankees minor league teams

  11. This is my husband's favorite time of year, so I would love a chance to win for him:) Thank you!

  12. Some of the best times of my childhood were playing as a "ringer" on my cousin's softball team.

  13. Yup, just bought first pair of tix to the Sox for hubby (don't tell him). Would love some reading material for the train ride down.

  14. enter me, please :) big baseball fan!

  15. My Dad loves baseball books! I'm in!

  16. ll Four made me laugh until I wet myself.

  17. I'm a huge baseball fan as well! Have worked with lots of youth travel baseball leagues and summer collegiate baseball leagues ever since I was in college. Books + Baseball - can't think of a better combination!