Jason Kendall’s Biggest Fan

As a four-times-a-week NotGraphs writer, sometimes it is hard to find new things to write about. And sometimes posts so magical, so incredible, so absolutely must-post-able just fall into your lap when you’re barely even looking. Sure, I was browsing on Amazon, looking at the pages for some recently-released baseball books, wondering whether Jerry Reuss or Jason Grilli will sell more copies of their respective books… when I came across this review of Jason Kendall’s new book, “Throwback.”

I am just going to present this review, in its entirely, because this, fine readers, is the reason the Internet exists:

Yes, this review was helpful to me. Yes, yes, yes, fifty thousand times yes!




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Jeremy Blachman is the author of Anonymous Lawyer, a satirical novel that should make people who didn't go to law school feel good about their life choices. Read more at McSweeney's or elsewhere. He likes e-mail.


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  1. Reddickulous says:

    I remember reading somewhere, when Kendall was with Oakland, that he once ran into someone in Pittsburg who had named his son Jason, and his daughter Kendall. I also remember a reference to a tattoo of Kendall’s face on someone’s leg. I am desperately searching to verify both of these facts.

    Kendall obviously has many tremendous fans. Who doesn’t love slappy catcher grit?

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  2. Shoeless_Mike says:

    I didn’t actually read Jeremy’s article but I will say that if he thinks that we will read his articles just because he baits us with veiled references to President Reagan’s life as a actor and wine grower he has another thing coming – coming. You got another thing coming. Coming.

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  3. KB says:

    Jason Kendall was a catcher and was fast. So there.

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  4. Not Ed Wade says:

    I’m torn between nodding my head in agreement (how *did* Jason Kendall get a book deal?) and shame for doing so, knowing that I’m likely nodding along with a complete lunatic.

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  5. Urban Shocker says:

    Look at the blurbs y’all!
    “Jason Kendall is the ultimate competitor, a modern-day gladiator. If you had nine Jason Kendalls, you could never lose.”—John Gibbons, Manager, Toronto Blue Jays

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  6. Stinky Pete says:

    Honestly, I just kind of skimmed over the review. I pretty preoccupied trying to decide whom I should make into the next MLB superstar. I blame myself for this Kendall Mess. When I made him a superstar, I assumed he would sign the sweet spot.

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  7. Donnie Iris says:

    Sign every autograph like it’s gonna be your last.

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