Film as History: Baseball Style

How many times have you heard the expression "the book is always better than the movie?" For us book and film lovers, we hear it all the time. Very rarely do I watch a film and think to myself, that was better than the book. In fact, about 95% of the time I have read … Continue reading Film as History: Baseball Style

Billy Sunday | Ames Historical Society

William Ashley (Billy) Sunday was born on his grandparents' farm just south of Ames, Iowa, on November 19, 1862.  Martin and Mary Ann Cory settled there in 1852 on land now occupied by the Highway 30 and Duff Avenue interchange, and the old sewage treatment plant.  The Cory family cemetery is still located on that … Continue reading Billy Sunday | Ames Historical Society

The dark side: The secret world of sports doping | News | Al Jazeera

I'm currently reading Eddie Dominguez's book about baseball's drug problems in the years following the Mitchell Report. In the book, Baseball Cop: The Dark Side of America's Pastime, Dominguez talks about his life and baseball's unresolved drug issues. He kept mentioning 'the documentary' where he appeared. After a little digging (took me less than a … Continue reading The dark side: The secret world of sports doping | News | Al Jazeera