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Who's on Worst by Filip Bondy

Baseball can bring out the best in us. It can bring out the worst in us. Though sabermetrics can help settle some arguments, the sport is still a conundrum.

Most of the time we argue value added: the most valuable player on a team, who is the best clutch player, who is the most dominant pitcher, etc. Rarely, we debate the worst of the worst. Who’s on Worst? is journey through the foibles of Major League Baseball. From players who couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn to owners who didn’t know the difference between left field and right field.

If you are into the idiosyncratic world of baseball, this is the book for you. At times, the stories are interesting, but many times, the stories are lackluster and boring. Most great baseball stories of yore have been exhausted, so finding something novel is difficult.

This book was fun and relaxing, but not riveting. If you love baseball, you will love this book. If you enjoy baseball, you can probably pass.