Same with anything that takes good-natured digs to keep America’s Pastime as part of the pop culture conversation.
For example:— “Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees,” by Bob Klapisch and Paul Solotaroff (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 256 pages, released March 26).
The current TBS analyst says the way today’s game goes, he can “envision a scenario where we’ll see a manager with absolutely no playing experience. Hey, in this era of driverless cars, Google might even come up with a model for a manger-less team!
” It’s a darling premise you read here first.— “The Game of Eating Smart: Nourishing Recipes for Peak Performance Inspired by MLB Superstars,” by Julie Loria with chef Allen Campbell (Rodale Books, $25.99, 240 pages, released March 26)Clayton Kershaw’s recipe for success: Blue cinnamon smoothies with unsweetened almond milk, breakfast bowls with white quinoa and hemp hearts and a salmon nori roll held together with creamy avocado.
For the upcoming Final Four, watch the “Magic Johnson Cam” come into play.— Is Tony Romo worth eight figures a year to stay in CBS’ NFL top broadcast game booth? He makes $4 million a year currently, which is about half of what Troy Aikman reportedly gets from Fox in the same position.
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