February 2007

Book Update #4

It’s been a couple months since my last book update. The latest news is that I received final copies of the book today. (It’s not officially coming out until March 27). Here’s the front cover. Can anyone spot the difference from the previous version?

And here’s the back. Do you notice what’s different about this?


I started my research for this book in 2001. It’s hard to believe that I can now hold the final product.


I haven’t been blogging much this month, but I’ve been keeping busy. In the last seven days, I’ve run two writing group meetings, worked on an essay for NPR, done a pre-interview with SI.com, sought legal advice for my new business, and worked nearly full-time at the Argosy.
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Baseball is in the air!

I can feel it, even from this frozen lake an hour north of New York City.


Can you feel it too?

Seth McClung

Seth_mcclung_2Does the name Seth McClung mean anything to you? If you’re a baseball fan, it should. He pitches for the Devil Rays.

Well guess what.

Not only is he on MySpace, but he knows about me.

Check out his profile. Scroll down a bit. You’ll see what I’m talking about.


Am I looking forward to Spring Training? No. I’m too busy trying to crack 1,000,000 points on this video game called Cubefield


You can also find the game in the links page on my web site.

(Does anyone hate Valentine’s Day as much as I do?)


I just created a new MySpace profile. Check it out and feel free to add me as a friend.


Also, I now have a new email address: zack@zackhample.com.

I wish I could get the old one (ZackSnags@aol.com) to stop linking to my name when I leave comments.

First book review

Here it is. Finally. The first review of Watching Baseball Smarter:


“Booklist” is not something that you pick up at a newsstand. It’s a trade publication geared toward libraries. In case you’re interested, here’s the web site.

Ball meets girl

Bonds’ 724th escaped its cube…


BTW, my Superbowl prediction is that I won’t be watching it.


I’m in the process of switching hosts for my personal web site. It might be down through the weekend, but hopefully not too much longer than that.

Still haven’t seen the book review.

That’s all the news for now.