Another new book. I knew almost nothing at all about this team -- even though they were the team the Red Sox were eventually named after. Until I worked on this book. It was a really great learning experience. Thanks to Bob LeMoine for suggesting it.
Why another blog? Why another site that will largely be Red Sox-oriented?
Quite a few of my books are out of print. This blog should help keep them available.
I still keep active writing and editing books and brief biographies for SABR (Society for American Baseball Research), and have written over 350 bios of Red Sox players. They’re available on the SABR site, and through Retrosheet.org and Baseball-Reference.com, but this site lets me group them all together in a way that features the Red Sox bios.
The Red Sox themselves have been very generous with access to the park, to games, and to historical photographs, and even hired me as a consultant to help with the planning for the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park and to write much of the material for the Fenway 100 website.
If this site is successful – both the blog and the building historical record – it should encourage me to continue to add material on an ongoing basis. That’s how I’ll measure the success of the site: is it something that will keep me contributing?