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Buying Baseball Books: A Guide

The web has made it easier than ever before to buy baseball books. But it still pays to know where to look. This page is devoted to providing enough information for readers to find the baseball books they want as easily and cheaply as possible.  The first part of the page focuses on purchasing new in-print books; skip down if you’re only interested in finding remainders or used and rare books.

It’s not that hard to find new and in-print books these days thanks to Amazon.com and its many imitators. Amazon remains the online bookstore with the widest selection of books of all types, and is still the best place to look for information on and reviews of books. Amazon also has the best search engine of any online bookstore, by far.

Amazon.com may be the biggest and the best, but it is not always the cheapest…

The Book Depository: A New Online Place to Buy Books

There’s a “new” online bookstore that I suspect is going to become more relevant somewhat soon.  It’s The Book Depository, at www.bookdepository.com.

It’s been around for a few years but only last year started to sell to U.S. customers.  And even then, for many U.S. titles, it just sent customers to Amazon.

This past summer, it started selling all its titles directly to U.S. customers…

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Why You Bought A Diesel

There are myriad good reasons for purchasing a diesel-powered automobile.  These include incredible fuel economy, amazing torque, and greater reliability compared to gasoline engines. Because diesel engines are known to last far longer than their gasoline counterparts, they have commanded higher resale values as well…

Biofuels – A Biodiesel and Ethanol Primer

Diesels, hybrids, diesel-hybrids, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells – today’s new car buyer is faced with multiple options, each claiming to be the cleanest and most efficient choice. This all notwithstanding, cars today are responsible for 12% of CO2 emissions and consume roughly 18% of the energy used in the U.S.

What’s Doing In Boston

Over 12 million people visit Boston, one of the oldest cities in the United States and the capital of Massachusetts, each year. Founded in 1630, Boston was at the very forefront of the American Revolution and today is center of culture, education, and business.

If you haven’t visited Boston in the past few years, there have been dramatic changes…

Dyson D23 Turbinehead Canister Vacuum Review

Buying a Dyson vacuum cleaner is not like buying other vacuum cleaners. It’s not just the purchase of a product, but also the buying into of a philosophy – the philosophy of James Dyson. Dyson, an inventor and technologist, doesn’t make vacuums the way other companies do…

Danny Frisella

Danny Frisella’s 11-year career in professional baseball is often overshadowed by his unusual death, but the right-handed pitcher spent at least part of 10 different seasons in the majors…

The Boys of Late Summer

Why do so many pro baseball players have August birthdays?

In Major League Baseball, there are a lot more Juan Pierres than there are players like Alex Rodriguez. Yes, Pierre is a light hitter, and A-Rod is one of the greatest sluggers of all time, but there’s another important difference between the two: Pierre was born in August, and Rodriguez was born in July…

Internet Baseball Awards 2011: National League

Today, in the second of two parts of our coverage of the 2011 Internet Baseball Awards, we take a look at the National League’s winners and top finishers. This is the 20th year of the Internet Baseball Awards.  In 1991, our first year, the three IBA winners in the National League were…