Shameless holiday gift-giving suggestion

DMZ · December 6, 2007 at 11:20 am · Filed Under Off-topic ranting 

May I shamelessly suggest The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball for any and all baseball fans you know?


The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball

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31 Responses to “Shameless holiday gift-giving suggestion”

  1. joser on December 6th, 2007 11:26 am

    I gave this to my Dad last summer. He was still bringing up anecdotes from it when I talked to him on the phone last week. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

  2. DC_Mariner on December 6th, 2007 11:27 am

    I absolutely recommend this book. I flew threw it because it was so good. I actually read it a second time because it is so interesting.

  3. arbeck on December 6th, 2007 11:40 am

    I’ve already given it to everyone I know. Counting my copy I think I bought 5.

  4. Pete Livengood on December 6th, 2007 12:03 pm

    You only know four people? Stay off the blog and get out, man! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the reminder, Derek. There are a couple of people on my list this would be appropriate for….

  5. nuin on December 6th, 2007 12:10 pm

    Man, I am the only one in the family who likes (and understands the rules) baseball. My I can give a gift to myself, now with the strong Canadian dollar.

  6. SpokaneMsFan on December 6th, 2007 12:28 pm

    This book is a very entertaining read for anyone even slightly interested in baseball. I would highly recommend it as a gift.

  7. Mat on December 6th, 2007 12:32 pm

    I recently finished the book and wholeheartedly recommend it to hardcore fans, casual fans, and people who enjoy bending the rules in all walks of life.

  8. arbeck on December 6th, 2007 12:39 pm

    I only know 4 people who would read a book and/or like baseball.

  9. Jay R. on December 6th, 2007 12:51 pm

    I am the only one in my gift-giving circle who would read this, unfortunately. However, it is definitely on MY list!

  10. terry on December 6th, 2007 1:39 pm

    I gave out copies to trick or treaters that stopped by our house on Halloween… No one tilted our outhouse over so I’m thinking everyone appreciated it….

  11. Carson on December 6th, 2007 1:40 pm

    Buying one as a Christmas gift now.

    Any plans for a second edition, Derek? Or something equally as cool?

  12. Carson on December 6th, 2007 1:49 pm

    Derek – I just realized a couple more people it’ll make a good gift for.

    Do you get some sort extra credit from that Amazon link? If so, I’ll buy there. Otherwise I want to grab it from Barnes & Nobel to avoid tax.

  13. Mo Vaughn Is My Hero on December 6th, 2007 2:03 pm

    Had one of the greatest sentences ever.

  14. DMZ on December 6th, 2007 2:19 pm

    We do get a little slice of that Amazon link, but I’m happy no matter where you buy it as long as you enjoy it.

  15. msb on December 6th, 2007 3:15 pm

    one went out for a b-day gift, another is on the shelf as a Christmas treat …

  16. Jack Howland on December 6th, 2007 3:39 pm

    DMZ – This week’s edition of CostasNOW on HBO has a piece on cheating in sports. I haven’t seen it yet, but thought you might want to check it out since you have a unique interest in the subject.

  17. msb on December 6th, 2007 3:52 pm

    speaking of cheating, Guillen’s suspension is official

  18. Eastside Crank on December 6th, 2007 3:57 pm

    I bought one and my 11 year old son took it from me and read it cover to cover. We had fun watching the playoffs and speculating about signs and the length of the infield grass. Previously he knew the rules but was clueless about the strategy. Now he is a little know it all.

  19. Thom Jimsen on December 6th, 2007 3:59 pm

    For a limited time only, DMZ may throw in a free “Milli Vanilli’s Greatest Hits” CD.

  20. Evan on December 6th, 2007 4:06 pm

    Girl, you know it’s true
    ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, oooooo

  21. Panev on December 6th, 2007 4:34 pm

    It is a fun read and I think kids 12+ would love to receive the book. I know my 14 year old really enjoyed it.

  22. mcfly on December 6th, 2007 6:56 pm

    i bought one, and got one for my birthday. are we all so transparent in our needs?

  23. Typical Idiot Fan on December 7th, 2007 4:54 am

    Just curious, how many copies have sold so far, DMZ?

  24. DMZ on December 7th, 2007 10:38 am

    I have no clue. It’s the wonder of publishing.

  25. bmanuw on December 7th, 2007 10:57 am

    [bye bye]

  26. gwangung on December 7th, 2007 2:12 pm

    I have no clue. Itรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs the wonder of publishing.

    Heh. You’re in the same boat as all the Hollywood writers…

  27. AK4Sea on December 7th, 2007 3:40 pm

    re: 26

    Remember, Derek, if the publishing company sells thousands of copies of it on the internet but you don’t get paid, its because it’s PROMOTIONAL.

  28. BigB on December 9th, 2007 7:47 pm

    This truly is a fantastic read. Recommended to anyone.

  29. Curt_rocks_my_sox on December 10th, 2007 5:32 pm

    I bought a copy of it right before I left on vacation. While I was abroad, I left it in a second hand book store in Asia hoping that another international traveler would find it. Now I want to read it again, it’s on my Christmas list this year.

  30. Faux Real on December 10th, 2007 11:12 pm

    I picked up a copy last summer and enjoyed every page. I’ve since recommended it to quite a few baseball fans that have yet to be sucked into this blog and I make sure I mention it every time I run into someone making the “purity of the game” arguement when talking about the current steriods issue.

  31. wokster on December 10th, 2007 11:55 pm

    Should be arriving any day now ๐Ÿ™‚

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