Book Review: The Pine Tar Game by Filip Bondy

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  1. SportsChump

    SportsChump Well-Known

    The early 1980s was a simpler time.

    Disco was dissipating, a new wave was beginning, Bill Cosby overtook the airwaves for a different reason and there was only one Batman.

    Baseball was simpler too. Baseball cards were still worth something, nobody knew what PED stood for and hitting forty home runs in a season was a rare accomplishment worth celebrating.

    There was no social media and the only skeptical sports coverage was what you read in the following morning’s newspaper. But that didn’t stop one incident, one home run turned into an out, from turning one of the game’s most respected players into a raving lunatic and giving us a moment that lives on in infamy.

    That one incident, The Pine Tar Game, is the subject of Filip Bondy’s latest creation.

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