• The Baby Bombers – The Inside Story of The Yankees Next Dynasty

    Posted by on February 22nd, 2018 · Comments (2)

    “The Baby Bombers – The Inside Story of The Yankees Next Dynasty” by Bryan Hoch hits book sellers on March 6th. I was fortunate to receive a preview copy and can share some information on the book at this time.

    First, and foremost, this book is beautifully written. Bryan Hoch has amazing story-telling skills. It’s a rich and deep reading experience – every page, from the start until the finish.

    Secondly, it’s page-turner that you will not want to put down. Sometimes books are “good” but you do have to force yourself to read them. This is not the case with “The Baby Bombers – The Inside Story of The Yankees Next Dynasty.” You will skip other things to make time to read this book. I found myself carrying it around with me and reading it anywhere and everywhere because I wanted to read it.

    Lastly, it’s full of insider information and fascinating backstories. It’s a must read for Yankees fans and an enjoyable and insightful read for any baseball fan.

    Remember “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty” that came out almost 14 years ago? “The Baby Bombers – The Inside Story of The Yankees Next Dynasty” by Bryan Hoch is very much like that great book – except on the front end of the story rather than being on the back end. I highly recommend this book.

    Comments on The Baby Bombers – The Inside Story of The Yankees Next Dynasty

    1. Evan3457
      February 23rd, 2018 | 9:17 pm

      As the Washington Nationals can tell you, just because a team brings up a group of highly talented young players in a small number of years, that’s no guarantee of ANY titles, much less a “dynasty”:

      1. You might already have a dynasty in the way (Let’s call them the “hypothetical Astros”.
      2. You might have several very talented teams loaded with talent in their primes or younger alongside yours (let’s call them Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, Astros, Indians), any one of whom could easily pop up and win a title or two.
      3. And you might have other well run teams with multiple young talented players on the way up right on your heels (let’s call them Braves, Phillies, Padres, White Sox and a couple of others).

      …so let’s not heap mountainous pressure on the Yankees’ good young players by calling them the “next dynasty”. Let’s see them win a title, or even a division, first.

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      The first two phases of the rebuild are complete:
      1) The gathering of talent
      2) The placement of that talent into a coherent team, which many times includes a new manager with fresh insights, methods, or player-handling styles. (Joe Torre’s greatest strength).

      What remains?
      3) The fitting of the final pieces, and the mettle-proving at the highest level of post-season competition.

      The final phase remains, and it’s usually the hardest to finish off. Just ask the Washington Nationals. Or the Dodgers.

    2. clintfsu813
      February 27th, 2018 | 4:37 pm

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it Steve. I have it pre-ordered and am looking forward to diving in. If anyone is a fan of the HBO show The Wire, I recently began reading All the Pieces Matter by Jonathan Abrams. It’s an in depth look at the creation and making of one of the best shows to ever air on television.

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