If, in the near future, you were to purchase a copy of The Utility of Boredom, and if, let’s say, you or someone you know already owned a copy of same, purchased at some point between now and back in April of 2016, when the book was initially published, and if you were to open… Continue Reading Rewriting History: Why I made a minor, tiny, virtually insignificant change to The Utility of Boredom
“Whatever their form—tiny or massive, domed or open, concrete or wood or brick, or bleachers made from aluminum—ballparks are host to something so spiritually, aesthetically, emotionally, and intellectually stimulating as to elevate them, whatever their architectural shortcomings.”Andrew Forbes Amen. It’s a lazy summer day and ball is done for the Jays and me. I only… Continue Reading The Utility of Boredom by Andrew Forbes Book Review
This Father’s Day, we’ve got your gift-giving needs covered: shop our two-book Dad Packs, where the books are 50% off in print or digital form, until the end of June! We’ve got a nonfiction pairing and a fiction pairing to satisfy any reader. Get shopping!
“If only every day were opening day.” – Mary Schmich For those who have already set a countdown timer for MLB Opening Day 2019, these three books will affirm your love of the game, the off-kilter joys, the sorrows and the wonder of North America’s national pastime. Baseball Life Advice by Stacey May Fowles (McClelland… Continue Reading 3 Books for the Love of Baseball
Good news: baseball is back. The Blue Jays play their first spring training game today, and to celebrate, we’re dropping the price of Andrew Forbes’s bestselling baseball essays, The Utility of Boredom, by 25% for the rest of spring training (so, until March 27)!
One of our favourite things about The Utility of Boredom — aside from the excellent writing, naturally — is the tear-away scorecard in the back of the print edition. So we’re making it available to you for free! Get it here. And cross your fingers for a big win this afternoon by the Jays!
There’s a new edition of The Utility of Boredom in town, and we want you to get your hands on it so badly that we’re putting it on sale. Use the code TUB2 on this here very site, on either the print OR ebook edition, for 15% off the list price. And you’ll want to… Continue Reading The Utility of Boredom, Take Two
Hey, remember when we asked you all to guess the Jays’ (and Bautista’s home run) record back in March? Well, the time has come to declare a winner! GRIFFIN CLARK has won two tickets to the Jays’ July 30 game against the Orioles. They’re pretty good seats, too! Thanks to everyone who played along. Bautista… Continue Reading Blue Jays Ticket Giveaway Winner
Don’t think we forgot about you, contest entrants! We’ve been waiting for the stats to accumulate, and for the next four weeks we’ll post updates every Tuesday morning with the latest Jays record and where all of you are at compared to it. So, without further ado, here’s an update of how things stand for… Continue Reading Blue Jays Ticket Giveaway Update No. 1
Check out NPR’s story on these three excellent baseball books recommended by Alan Schwarz, which all look to be solid shelf companions to Andrew Forbes’s The Utility of Boredom. Just in case you’re into expanding your baseball library this season.