Praise for The Baseball Thesaurus:
"The Baseball Thesaurus is a must-read whether you are a rabid baseball fanatic who pores through box scores 24/7... or just a casual fan. I can't wait to use some of the nuggets and anecdotes during my broadcasts."
– Kenny Albert, Fox Sports
"The Baseball Thesaurus is an interesting read for casual and serious fans alike. It's entertaining, informative, and full of anecdotes I had never come across before."
– Dan Shulman, Toronto Blue Jays
“What an incredible resource – I can’t get over the amount of work and the detail that went into this book. A great window on baseball’s lexicon from days of yore to the game today. This book won’t be far from my side next season.”
– Dan Dickerson, Detroit Tigers
"Baseball has always enjoyed its own unique language. Now we've got a book to prove it. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler provides a fascinating read for those new to the game, as well as an education for life-long baseball fans."
– Dave Raymond, Texas Rangers
“For fans old and new, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler’s thesaurus is a romp. On first glance, it’s a primer on baseball’s peculiar taxonomy and traditions, but open any page and you’ll find lots more, including amusing anecdotes and witty wordplay from the game’s great characters. Goldberg-Strassler has built a dugout in which Al Capone, James Earl Jones, and George Carlin lounge happily alongside Dizzy Dean, Cool Papa Bell, and Zoilo Versalles. A lollygagger’s delight!”
– John Lott, The Athletic - Toronto
Praise for The Football Thesaurus:
“Sports fans have their own unique language. The Football Thesaurus delves into the terms that have helped turn football into America’s Game. I’ve always been fascinated by the words used to describe the action on the field, Jesse not only provides the terminology but also the context. A terrific resource that will be a part of my preparation for every new season.”
– Ian Eagle, CBS Sports
“A fabulous read, whether as a refresher for the die-hard fan, a scroll for the football historian, or as a foundation to learn about the game itself. Jesse hits many of the fine points that make the game unique. I imagine if aliens ever came down and asked what football is, I’d give them this text and then slowly back away, cowering in fear.”
– Adam Amin, ESPN
"The Football Thesaurus is obviously a labor of love by a serious and well informed football fan. The book should be in the library of anyone connected to this great American game. I know it'll always be in mine."
– George Blaha, Michigan State Spartans