Johnny Kling

TCR Book Review: The Best Team Ever

The Best Team Ever -- A Novel of America, Chicago and the 1907 Cubs

Authors: Alan Alop and Doc Noel







 

It started out like this.

 

Rob G. mentioned that they were promoting a new Cub related book and if I would write a review, he’d get me a copy.

 

I read the book last December and planned on the review in time for spring training. To enhance the book review, we contacted the authors with a list of questions.

 

Then I got this e-mail response from one of the authors,with an unusual addendum:

 

I have one unique question for Dr. Hecht...

 

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  • QuietMan 6 hours 33 min ago view
  • Javy's grunge dive into the stands for the popup was awesome - the hitting into the double play not so much

    Eric S 7 hours 1 min ago view
  • Third time I've tried to post this (forgive me if it winds up appearing three times)

    Junior Lake, batting 9th and playing RF for the Blue Jays...

    Transmission 7 hours 14 min ago view
  • *That was a fun HALF inning.

    Brick 8 hours 18 min ago view
  • this game is no longer awesome.

    crunch 8 hours 18 min ago view
  • he did...it was awesome.

    crunch 8 hours 28 min ago view
  • I'm pretty sure that Len called Bryant's home run a Brexit.

    Old and Blue 8 hours 29 min ago view
  • everyone but heyward with a hit and a 3 run lead with coghlan on 3rd through 5 batters. hell yeah.

    okay, this is just silly. 19 pitches in, 1 out, 4 runs in, men on 1st and 2nd...hendricks up to bunt.

    ...and almora contributes the final out. that was a fun inning.

    crunch 8 hours 31 min ago view
  • this game is awesome already.

    also, there's a lot of cubs fans in the park tonight.

    crunch 8 hours 39 min ago view
  • Clearly, Joe Maddon is a Lineup Wizzard.

    Transmission 8 hours 40 min ago view
  • "Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is feeling better and it's "possible" the first baseman could return to the lineup Saturday."

    crunch 10 hours 2 min ago view
  • Maddon shore isn't afraid to bat a rookie 4th in the order.

    Old and Blue 11 hours 18 min ago view
  • how many pairs of dice did dusty leave hidden around the park when he left the cubs?

    crunch 12 hours 13 min ago view
  • Line-up shakeup, going all-2015 with pitcher batting 8th, Bryant 2nd

    J-Hey, Bryant 1B, Zobrist, Willson, Coghlan, Baez 3B, Russell, Hendricks, Almora

    Eric S 12 hours 37 min ago view
  • The Cubs are currently down Schwarber, Fowler, Soler, and Rizzo and Montero appear to be day-to-day. Maybe not surprising that they are struggling a bit as they rely more than expected on Baez, Russell, Almora, Contreras, and Szczur to provide offensive value.

    Charlie 15 hours 16 min ago view
  • Joe: "I loved the way we brought it today, man. We'll take this every night and win a lot of ballgames like that. Losing 4 in a row...that's nothin'."

    The E-Man 1 day 5 hours ago view