If you have a baseball fan that you need to shop for this holiday season, there’s several books out there that I’d recommend (In no particular order).
Hardball Times Baseball Annual – Yeah, I know this is a little self serving, but this book is a gem. And don’t take my word for it, because it’s gotten some pretty positive reviews from less biased sources.
The Baseball Same Game – This has been out for a little while but it’s a fun book for baseball fans. And when I say fun, I don’t mean to diminish the historical aspects of the book, which are fantastic. I reviewed this book when it came out so be sure to check it out.
The Best of Dodger Thoughts – I’ve ordered this book and can’t yet give you a first hand account because it hasn’t arrived yet, but Jon’s a quality blogger so I have no doubt this book will be packed with useful information on the Dodgers.
Funnyball: The Art of Enjoying a Losing Season – When I did the 1975 Reds diary for Reds Cutting Edge, I made a point to keep up on the current day Reds as well. Red Hot Mama is an excellent Reds blog and this is her collection of posts throughout the year. Blade’s ordered the book and he’s promised to let me take a look at it, but I’m certain this one’ll be good just based on the quality of the blog.
John Sickels’ 2006 Baseball Prospect Book – Unfortunately this won’t be ready to put under your tree this year, but it’s available for preorder. This’ll be the first year I’ve purchased the book, but again, based on the blog, I know I won’t be disappointed.