Baseball and BBQ Episode #153: Features the Authors of Intentional Balk, Daniel Levitt and Mark Armour, and Queen of the Grill, Paula Stachyra, Author of Wing Crush
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Baseball and BBQ Episode #153 Features Intentional Balk Authors, Daniel Levitt and Mark Armour, and Queen of the Grill, Paula Stachyra, Author of Wing Crush
Daniel R. Levitt joins us to discuss Mark's and his newest book, Intentional Balk: Baseball's Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating. Dan is the author of several award-winning books, including Paths to Glory: How Great Baseball Teams Got That Way (2003 with Mark Armour); Ed Barrow: The Bulldog Who Built the Yankees’ First Dynasty; The Battle That Forged Modern Baseball: The Federal League Challenge and Its Legacy; and In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball (2015, with Armour). In 2015, he was selected as the recipient of the Bob Davids Award, the Society for American Baseball Research's (SABR) highest honor. Dan currently serves as treasurer of SABR and is the co-chair of SABR's Business of Baseball committee. Go to https://sabr.org/authors/daniel-r-levitt/ and http://daniel-levitt.com/ for more information.
Mark Armour joins us to discuss Daniel's and his newest book, Intentional Balk: Baseball's Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating. Mark was elected as the President of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Board of Directors in 2019. He is the founder and longtime (2002-2016) director of SABR’s Baseball Biography Project. He was the recipient of SABR's highest honor, the Bob Davids Award, in 2008 and the Henry Chadwick Award, honoring baseball’s greatest researchers, in 2014. His book Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball was a finalist for the prestigious Seymour Medal in 2011, as was In Pursuit of Pennants, which he co-wrote with Dan Levitt in 2015. Mark has written or co-written several other books and many articles. Go to https://sabr.org/authors/mark-armour/ and http://www.mark-armour.net/ for more information.
Paula Stachyra is a barbecue enthusiast, recipe developer, and creator of the popular Instagram account, Queen of the Grill, which is beloved for its weekly #WingCrushWednesday posts. She also co-hosts the very entertaining podcast, All Up In My Grills, with her friend, Lauren Nagel. Paula's latest project is the cookbook, Wing Crush: 100 Epic Recipes For Your Grill or Smoker. Her wing recipes are like fingerprints; no two are alike and that gives any lover of wings 100 unique ways to enjoy them. Paula is extremely humbled by the rave reviews her book has received. Bagel favorites? Yes, we discussed that too. Go to https://www.instagram.com/queenofthegrill/?hl=en for more information.
Jeff and Leonard talk a little about their road trip to the newly opened, Ray's Roadside Kitchen, which will be featured in an upcoming episode.
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We conclude the show with the song, "Baseball Always Brings You Home" by the musician, Dave Dresser, and the poet, Shel Krakofsky.
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