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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Next book underway...

Even though we are currently working on our own independent book projects, Eric and I are very excited to have started the follow-up to You Stink!. The working title is Baseball’s “Could Have Beens”: Major League Mishaps, Misfortunes, and Mistakes. This book presents 30 mini-biographies of ballplayers who had a ton of potential, but whose careers were cut short from a variety of factors. It also includes detailed studies of 10 major league teams who collectively fell short of expectations for a variety of reasons. The book will be published by Kent State University Press and we have already compiled the statistics portion, which is one of the most popular aspects of our first book and made us a Top-10 Amazon Best-Seller (Kindle Edition) in the 'Baseball Statistics' category. Here are the candidates:


  1. Addie Joss
  2. Bill Lange
  3. Bo Jackson
  4. Bob Moose
  5. Cory Lidle
  6. Darryl Kile
  7. Dave Dravecky
  8. Don Wilson
  9. Eddie Grant
  10. Eddie Waitkus
  11. Harry Agganis
  12. Harry O’Neil
  13. Herb Score
  14. J.R. Richard
  15. Jimmey Piersall
  16. Josh Gibson
  17. Ken Hubbs
  18. Len Koenecke
  19. Lyman Bostock
  20. Mark Mulder
  21. Mike Powers
  22. Nick Adenhart
  23. Pete Reiser
  24. Ray Chapman
  25. Ray Fosse
  26. Smokey Joe Wood
  27. Steve Blass
  28. Steve Olin and Tim Crews
  29. Tony Conigliaro
  30. Jackie Mitchell


  1. 1906 Chicago Cubs
  2. 1940s Red Sox
  3. 1950s Brooklyn Dodgers
  4. 1954 Cleveland Indians
  5. 1981 Cincinnati Reds
  6. 1987 Cleveland Indians
  7. 1980s Oakland A’s
  8. 1990s Pittsburgh Pirates
  9. 1990s-2000s Atlanta Braves
  10. 2001 Seattle Mariners

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Updated: Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:06 AM EST
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Monday, 28 January 2013
Stay tuned...


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Updated: Monday, 28 January 2013 3:28 PM EST
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Friday, 25 January 2013
You Stink! now on Kindle

2012-2013 Amazon Best-Seller: Top 100 ‘Baseball’ and Top 10 ‘Baseball Statistics’ categories. Now available in both Paperback Edition and improved Kindle Edition 

For every champion’s record-setting season, there has been an equally memorable story of defeat. These teams and their shameful contributions to America’s national pastime have been a neglected topic in the annals of baseball history. Until now. You Stink! includes franchise origins, detailed stats, player profiles, photos, and more, as well as a collection of long-format essays in a “Hall of Shame” that recognizes some of the worst moments ever witnessed on a ball field.  

For more information, visit the You Stink! Blog or You Stink! Facebook page. Authors are now booking signings and speaking engagements for 2013. Email Here

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Updated: Friday, 25 January 2013 2:02 PM EST
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Thank You

Eric and I would like to share our continued thanks to everyone who purchased the Kindle version of “You Stink!” We made it all the way up to #9 on Amazon under Kindle for ‘Baseball Statistics’ and #105 out of 1,663 books in the overall ‘Baseball’ category. This, coupled with the fact that the print version made it up to #49 on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Sellers list for ‘Sports’ books, has left us both grateful and thrilled.

Who knew a book about bad baseball would out-sell everything we’ve ever written? Although we are both working separately on our own projects, Eric and I have begun to draft our follow-up “Baseballs Could have Beens.” We are also booking our first speaking engagements of 2013 and already have several lined up. Visit for upcoming event information.

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Updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2013 9:21 AM EST
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
A real privilege for me

I’m very proud to announce that I will be a new contributing writer for the exceptional publication Drumhead Magazine. My Krupa piece will be appearing in the upcoming issue with more historical articles to come.

Drumhead's Editor-in-chief, Jonathan Mover is a world-renowned professional drummer and percussionist who has recorded and/or performed with a variety of artists including Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, Shakira and Mick Jagger.


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Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:37 PM EST
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