I am going to take a day off from blogging about the law and write about two of my other interests – reading and baseball.  But in this case, it’s really one topic.

Spitball Magazine is a Cincinnati area literary magazine dedicated to writings about baseball, and a labor of love for its publisher Mike Shannon.  Each year, Spitball gives the Casey Award to the best baseball book of the year.  It recently announced this year’s nominees.

I have not had a chance to read any of the nominees yet. I have just started the Ernie Banks bio, and so far it’s a great read.  Selfishly, I am rooting for my friends John Erardi and Greg Rhodes, who are nominated for Baseball Revolutionaries.

For all my baseball loving fans out there, this is a great reading list.  And if you have to buy a gift for a fan, it’s a great shopping list.