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Phil Naessens Show July 16, 2012: The Weekly New York Mets Report with Mark Berman!

Tonight I’m joined by Mark Berman for the weekly New York Mets Report followed by SB Nations Adam Fonseca previewing the 2012 British Open and author Steven Travers is here to tell us all about his latest book The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times.

To listen to the program from the site please click the link provided below. To save this program to your portable listening device please right click the link below and select “save as”.

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Mark Berman’s blog/website can be found here. Mark’s new blog Sighting Celebrities can be found here Mark’s book Brilliant Disguise can be obtained here.

Adam Fonseca can be found here and here.

The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times can be purchased here. Steve Travers website is here. My review of this book can be found here

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Book Review and Radio Interview: MVP by Robert Cohen

If there are two things I really enjoy they would be; reading books about the amazing sport of baseball and reading books where I learn something. When Author Robert Cohen sent me a complimentary copy of his book MVP I knew that I would be a very happy camper!

I was more than happy with the book!

Cohen is an experienced writer and has the amazing ability to convey his thoughts in a very simple and succinct manner. MVP is written in that fine tradition and I enjoyed this easy to read book.

The most important aspect of this undertaking was to define just what the heck Most Valuable Player actually means to the one making the case. Cohen takes the time to let the reader know just what MVP means to him. You’ll need to read that section slowly and carefully in order to fully understand some of the conclusions Cohen has reached.

The book is a trip down memory lane as Cohen examines each MVP from both the American and National Leagues. Was the winner of each MVP award deserving of it? Could the committee of selected another ballplayer who perhaps was more valuable than the actual winner? Both questions are answered in this book!

From the “how’s” to the “who’s” Cohen has written a must read book for any baseball fan looking to understand how the MVP is chosen, who does the choosing and most importantly did the MVP actually deserve to be the MVP!

Five stars for this book!

You can purchase MVP here.

To listen to a radio interview I conducted with Mr. Cohen about this book please press the following link or to download the interview to your portable device please right click the link below and select “save as”!

http://phillyflash.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/mvpbcohen.mp3

New Phil Naessens Show….May 2, 2012 Edition

On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show I’m joined by Ms. Tanya Mercado, Mr. Steven Travers and Mr. Reuben Mills….Ms. Mercado and I are discussing all things New York Mets, Mr. Travers and I are discussing his latest book The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times and Mr. Mills and I are discussing last weekends series between the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies. Reuben is a Rockies fan and I am a Mets fan.

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Tanya Mercado’s blog can be found here. The Five Tool Show can be found here. Raise Your Glass can be found here.

The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times can be purchased here. Steve Travers website is here. My review of this book can be found here

The Phil Naessens Show is now on Phatz Sports Radio

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Book Review: The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History by Robert W. Cohen

As much as I hate to admit it, the New York Yankees are the most successful professional sports franchise in history. And as much as I wanted to hate Robert W. Cohen’s new book The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History I found myself enjoying this book and so will you.

The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History is filled with stats and other interesting biographical information that even fan or not will find fascinating and compelling. As a baseball fan this is the type of unbiased information I found appealing and what kept me interested in finishing this book.

Some of the names and rankings weren’t surprising but some names that I thought should be on the list of the 50 greatest weren’t, like for example Lou Pinella. Cohen covers this as well in a section of honorable mentions and that list is also quite extensive.

With so many great Yankees to choose from Cohen had a daunting task placed before him but his careful research and seemingly unbiased approach as well as Cohen’s easy to follow writing style makes The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankee History a keeper and worth every penny. I highly recommend this book.

To listen to an interview I conducted with Mr. Cohen please visit the link below.

https://phillyflash.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/the-50-greatest-players-in-new-york-yankees-history.mp3

 

To purchase a copy of the book please visit the link below;

http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Players-York-Yankees-History/dp/0810883937

 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author for review purposes. I wasn’t expected to give a favorable review nor was that Mr. Cohen’s intention.