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January 23, 2007

The Best Boston Sports Arguments Book Review

by @ 8:40 am. Filed under Book Review

I recently finished an excellent book that will near and dear to any Boston sports fan.  Authors Jim Caple and Steve Buckley tackle question after question in The Best Boston Sports Arguments.   As the subtitle indicates, you get an analysis of 100 of the most controversial and debatable questions that die hard Boston Fans have.

What I like about this book is it has a little bit for everyone.  I’m not a huge basketball or hockey fan and I was more concerned about the baseball arguments, but I found myself reading the questions for all of the sports because I enjoyed the writing style so much. 

Want to know the author’s opinion of which Red Sox World Series team is the best?  It’s in there.  Want to know who they think the Red Sox best clutch hitter of all time is (and I disagreed with the authors here)?   You can read about the authors line of thinking here as well.  And while there’s a lot of emotion in the book, the authors also do a great job of picking up the facts and running with them.

The one thing I took away from the book, which I kind of knew but didn’t appreciate, was how the 1967 was sort of the evolution of baseball for the Red Sox.  Prior to that World Series season, attendance had been down but since then, the team has gone through a renaissance of sorts.

And the book is also a fun read.  While each question only takes up two or three pages, I found myself tearing through the book because it was such an easy and enjoyable read.  If you’re a Boston sports fan, I highly recommened this book.

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