FDL Book Salon Welcomes Edward Achorn, The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game

By: Sunday April 27, 2014 1:59 pm

Major League Baseball in 2014 is a big business. Projected revenues for this season are for over $9 Billion dollars. There are 30 teams, fifteen each in the National and American Leagues. Minimum salaries for players are $500,000 and the average salary is $3.39M. Players travel on chartered jets and get mandatory off days every couple of weeks.

Edward Achorn in his new book The Summer of Beer and Whiskey takes us back 131 years when Major League Baseball was a far different world.

 

Late Night FDL: Saturday Night Norts Spews

By: Saturday October 1, 2011 8:00 pm

Tonight, I’m going to take a break from my usual attempts at making sense of the senseless, aka the US economy. No snarking on the greed and whining of the banksters although a bit on the schadenfreud of watching some corporate greed backfire in the sports world. It will be time enough tomorrow to start wondering and worrying about how the corporatist SCOTUS will manage to screw us in decisions when they open their new session on Monday.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Darell Hammond, KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play

By: Saturday June 25, 2011 1:59 pm

Whether you are looking for a blueprint for how to run a successful non-profit organization, or just interested in reading an inspiring story about how a man from humble beginnings sparked a play movement for children around the country, KaBoom! is a must read.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
Chat with John Dean about his new book. Hosted by James Robenalt.

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Imagine: Living In A Socialist USA
Chat with Paul LeBlanc and Dianne Feeley about the book. Hosted by Deena Stryker

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