Did you somehow miss Josh Wilker's brilliant Cardboard Gods last year? With my name on the cover? Not to worry, friends ... A new (cheaper!) paperback edition hits the streets today, and this time around you don't have to worry about seeing my name (for this one, they found some jerk named "Chicago Tribune").â†µ
Next, I am legally bound to mention -- because my name is on the cover -- Jim Margalus's White Sox Outsider 2011. Last year's edition succeeded on many levels, and of course we know Jim's outstanding work over at South Side Sox.
Finally -- and in reverse chronological order -- today also marks the release of John Thorn's long-awaited Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game. If those words don't mean anything to you, here's a small but important sample of John's work.â†µ