Baseball Crank
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October 19, 2003
BASEBALL: Loria

Things you maybe didn't know about Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria: in 1968 he wrote a book drawing life lessons from the Peanuts comic strip. You can see the book jacket here. I actually own the book second-hand and have read it, although I can't seem to locate my copy at the moment. It's typical of the genre, philosophical but not deeply so, and painfully earnest in its approach; you would probably only enjoy reading it if you're a serious Peanuts afficionado, as I was at one time (as a kid I read nearly all the strips going back to 1952 as well as a biography of Charles Schultz). Of course, I also found it a bit amusing for the time-capsule nature of a book commenting on life in 1968.

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Baseball Crank,

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Anyway, your blog is excellent... Keep up the good work!
:-)

Posted by: Aakash at October 20, 2003 12:14 AM

After looking at the Marlins' payroll alongside the Yankees, "Peanuts" is an apropos comic for Loria.

Posted by: Ricky at October 20, 2003 7:07 PM
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