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Alan Moores, Booklist

A book this aimless and unorganized should be this irresistible, but great sports writing trumps all. The authors—two write/edit online for a sports Web site, the third is a banker (!)—have pulled together a grab bag of intriguing, well-researched sports topics. There's the all-rotund pitching staff, which includes Michey Lolich and Fernando Valenzuela. There's the list of franchise-killing losses, including the 1992 seventh-game Braves victory over the Pirates, who haven't recovered since. The list of worst trades, including Boston's Jeff Bagwell for Houston's Larry Anderson, and, of coures, "Brock for Broglio." And the list of the worst of grotesque injuries — don't ask. The "Overrated" section alone, which includes Joe Namath's career, Notre Dame football, and U.S.A. World Cup soccer, is enough to propel sports geeks through this book in a sitting or two. Irreverent humor makes this joy ride that much zippier.

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