First book review

Here it is. Finally. The first review of Watching Baseball Smarter:


“Booklist” is not something that you pick up at a newsstand. It’s a trade publication geared toward libraries. In case you’re interested, here’s the web site.



    yeah…what DO those managers say out there?
    congrats on your good review…



    Did you get any reviews on your first book? Follow up on the Snag, Yukon stuff. The temperature was -63 celsius, about -81 farenheit! Brrr… It happened on February 3, 1947.


    hey guys…there is a petition to stop MLB from taking their “extra innings” package off of cable tv and giving an exclusive to DirecTV. for those that dont know what it is, extra innings has been a great way for cable and satellite subscribers to watch their favorite team play every day…no matter what city you live in
    here is the link:



    and speaking of those managers coming out to the mound…when the tv cameras zoom in on joe torre’s grim face walking out there…i always think…i’d hate to be on the business end of that!

  5. Zack

    I’ve never had Extra Innings or DirecTV, so this doesn’t direcLY affect me, but I know there are a lot of unhappy fans out there that will appreciate the link. I’m with you on the Torre face.



    Let the bells ring and the banners fly! It’s here…

    CONGRATULATIONS on your new book “Watching Baseball Smarter”…


    Here’s a funny list…

    New Jewish Words

    Jewbilation (n.) Pride in finding out that one’s favorite celebrity is Jewish.

    Torahfied (n.) Inability to remember one’s lines when called to read from the Torah at one’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

    Santa-shmanta (n.) The explanation Jewish children get for why they celebrate Hanukkah while the rest of the neighbors celebrate Christmas.

    Matzilation (v.) Smashing a piece of matzo to bits while trying to butter it.

    Bubbegum (n.) Candy one’s mother gives to her grandchildren that she never gave to her own children.

    Chutzpapa (n.) A father who wakes his wife at 4:00 a.m. so she can change the baby’s diaper.

    Déjà Nu (n.) Having the feeling you’ve seen the same exasperated look on your mother’s face, but not knowing exactly when.

    Disoriyenta (n.) When Aunt Linda gets lost in a department store and strikes up a conversation with everyone she passes.

    Goyfer (n.) A Gentile messenger.

    Hebort (v.) To forget all the Hebrew one ever learned immediately after one’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

    Jewdo (n.) A traditional form of self-defense based on talking one’s way out of a tight spot.

    Mamatzah Balls (n.) Matzo balls that are as good as your mother used to make.

    Meinstein – slang. “My son, the genius!”

    Mishpochadots (n.) The assorted lipstick and make-up stains found on one’s face and collar after kissing all one’s aunts and cousins at a reception.

    Re-shtetlement (n.) Moving from Brooklyn to Miami and finding all your old neighbors live in the same condo building as you.

    Rosh Hashana-na-na (n.) A rock ‘n roll band from Jewish Brooklyn.

    Yidentify (v.) To be able to determine Jewish origins of celebrities, even though their names might be St. John, Curtis, Davis or Taylor.

    Minyastics (n.) Going to incredible lengths and troubles to find a tenth person to complete a Minyan.

    Feelawful (n.) Indigestion from eating Israeli street food, especially falafel.

    Dis-kvellified (v.) To drop out of law school, med. school or business school as seen through the eyes of parents, grandparents and Uncle Sid. In extreme cases, simply choosing to major in art history when Irv’s son David is majoring in biology is sufficient grounds for diskvellification.

    Impasta (n.) A *** who starts eating leavened foods before the end of Passover.

    Kinders Shlep (v.) To transport other kids besides yours in your car.

    Schmuckluck (n.) Finding out one’s wife became pregnant after one had a vasectomy.

    Shofarsogut (n.) The relief you feel when, after many attempts, the shofar is finally blown at the end of Yom Kippur.

    Trayffic Accident (n.) An appetizer one finds out has pork.


    ah, its good to be back. Haven’t posted in a very long time, maybe not since I made the first post of the new year,


    hey, welcome back…there aren’t too many of us yankee fans here. and your list of words is hilarious buddy!


    Thanks mike…

    My favorite words in that list are Jewbilation, Santa-shmanta, Disoriyenta, meinstein, re-shtetlement, Rosh Hashana-na-na, Dis-kvellfied, Schmuckluck, and Trayffic Accident

    I am jewish, btw, Bar Mitzvahed back in september 2006. Since then, I have definitely “heborted.”



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