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Boxing Day baseball book suggestion
2006-12-26 08:00
by Bob Timmermann

Happy Boxing Day to all of our friends in the UK and other outposts of the British Empire that still celebrate that day!

I recently purchased for myself volume 2 of Peter Morris's book Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball: The Game Behind the Scenes.

In the first book (which came out in May), I noticed my name in the acknowledgments. You mean you don't read the acknowledgments? They're the best part. I e-mailed Peter and asked what I did to get mentioned and he told me that my contributions would be there in Volume 2.

And indeed they are. And when you get the book, there is no need to hunt around looking for it. I'm in the index! Three different entries! And Peter spelled my name correctly.

I haven't finished reading the book yet, but Volume 1 was excellent and Volume 2 is shaping up to be great also. Especially when I get to page 91.

2006-12-26 08:10:36
1.   D4P
Can you email me a digital photo of your autograph, Mr. Timmermann...?
2006-12-26 08:31:18
2.   Bob Timmermann
You'll just use it to forge checks.
2006-12-26 08:37:08
3.   D4P
Nah, I'd use it for other stuff as well...
2006-12-26 08:54:53
4.   Bob Timmermann
The last person who asked for my autograph said that I needed to give them my SSN to verify it.
2006-12-26 09:12:13
5.   110phil
What did you say on page 91? Something about curling?
2006-12-26 09:13:29
6.   Bob Timmermann
I believe Page 91 is about dugout level seating at baseball stadiums.
2006-12-26 11:06:36
7.   Linkmeister
You've succumbed to the classic Washington parlor game: checking the index of every new memoir to see if your name is in it.

It's all downhill from here.

2006-12-26 13:24:30
8.   El Lay Dave
Ahh, we should have known this is where BT's expertise lies.

2006-12-26 13:34:47
9.   Bob Timmermann
Well, now you don't even need to buy the book.
2006-12-26 13:38:53
10.   kylepetterson
Books about you. Gotta love it. Although I do not have a copy of it myself, I am in the Guinness book of World Records 1996 (UK Edition). A group a kids at my high school set the world record for longest paperclip chain but had the record broken before the US version was printed. Such is life.
2006-12-26 15:50:16
11.   Scott Long
Congrats Bob. I will have to check it out.
2006-12-26 17:06:57
12.   Bob Timmermann
I can just photocopy the index and mail it out to people!

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