Here at The Checking Line we obviously cover hockey. But most of us are fans of many sports. While you won't see many baseball posts from our writers, we do appreciate the business and science of America's favorite passtime. After reading "Moneyball" by Michael Lewis (later to be adapted into a movie of the same name), that appreciation has certainly grown.
Here is a review of that book by TCL and BWP contributor Bryan Wright. Make sure to read Bryan's original review over at Better With Popcorn.
The book is always better than the movie, always. There aren't any exceptions. Well, Delivera...
If you're in the Toronto area this weekend, and you're into hockey and books, you might want to check out the launch for "The Lives of Conn Smyth", by National Post editor and columnist, and occasional TCL contributor Kelly McParland!
The book is the first full-length biography of the man who created and built the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the namesake to one of the most coveted individual trophies in the NHL today.
Smythe's story goes well beyond the Leafs, from his role in two World Wars, to his family and political life, and everything in between. Smythe was certainly a colorful character, and we don't just mean the navy blue tint of To...