Archive for the ‘Starting lineups’ Category

I haven’t done one of these in awhile, so here goes. This is an occasional BPP feature and probably the most allegorical thing we do. Credit the great Josh Wilker for originally posting a lineup card of his favorite writers. Today, we look at high court justices, past and present. P- Earl Warren: The longtime […]

A starting lineup of Beatles songs

Posted: 13th June 2011 by Graham Womack in Beatles songs

C- Love Me Do: The Fab Four’s early hit has the slow, easy consistency characteristic of a veteran backstop, even if the song’s relative brevity at just over two minutes raises some questions of durability. But then, the life of a catcher is riddled with questions and uncertainty. It’s the cost of doing business. P- […]

A starting lineup of ex-presidents

Posted: 18th April 2011 by Graham Womack in Ex-presidents

A couple weeks ago, I made a batting order of my favorite writers. Inspired by a post from Joe Posnanski which compared Manny Ramirez and Lyndon Johnson, I’ve decided to go one step further and offer a starting lineup of former US presidents. These aren’t my favorite presidents, necessarily, and this isn’t meant to correspond […]

A starting lineup of my favorite writers

Posted: 4th April 2011 by Graham Womack in Favorite writers

Josh Wilker posed an interesting question last week on his blog. Expanding on a list of his five favorite authors, Wilker offered an Opening Day batting order of his top nine writers. He asked about other people’s starting lineups, and I’m happy to offer mine here: 2B- Lawrence Ritter: A second baseman gets a lot […]