The Brushback Report is a collection of satirical sports writing from The It features many classic articles, some of which are no longer available online, as well as some brand new material. You can order it here or pick it up at books stores everywhere.
Praise for The Brushback Report

 “An amazing accomplishment! Breaking the color barrier suddenly seems so pedestrian.” -Jackie Robinson

 “This brilliant book reminds me of my 56-game hitting streak. No, wait a minute. That was Joe DiMaggio.” – Lou Gehrig

  “Grrrrgrgrrpppllpllprrrgrghh. Grppllpprrgpplpgprpp.” – Seabiscuit

The Brushback Report is pretty good, but I probably shouldn't be quoted here since I'm not dead. I'm not...right?” - Yogi Berra

“The Carthaginians defending the city were attacked by three Roman legions. The Carthaginians were proud and brave but they couldn't hold. They were massacred. Arab women stripped them of their tunics and their swords and lances. The soldiers lay naked in the sun. Two thousand years ago. I was here.”
-- General George S. Patton

 “Eh.” - New York Times Book Review

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How did the book come about?  
 Somebody from Random House emailed me and asked if I would like to put together a book of Brushback articles. After much haggling, I accepted their first offer.

 How much will the book cost?
 $14.95 in stores, $9.72 for pre-order.
 Where can I buy it?
 Just send me a check and 221 blank pages, and I’ll send you back a book. Or if you want to streamline the process, go to a bookstore.

 Is this book appropriate for children?
 Yes, but only for children over 30.

 Don’t you have better things to do than write fake sports stories?
 Yes, occasionally I write books for large publishing companies, asshole.

More Reviews

“Unencumbered by facts or logic, Saraiva has had a great time making up a lot of stories that will make readers laugh and some that will occasion the odd thoughtful pause.”
-Bill Littlefield, National Public Radio

“There's enough here to produce continual laughs - or outrage - among most readers of the sports pages.” - Bruce Dancis, Sacramento Bee

“Whether it's skewering Stuart Scott for his def poetry, silencing Stephen A. Smith for his loudness, grilling Fox for trying to make everything glow or torching every broadcaster who overuses the word "tremendous," Saraiva's high-and-tight heckling doesn't show any signs of letting up.” - Tom Hoffarth, LA Daily News

"Saraiva smacks down the giants and the gnats of sport and puts a booger in the Vaseline of even the best of the Hall of Famers. It's a hoot of a big-format paperback, illustrated and utterly without redemption. Everything a book like this ought to be." - Blue Ridge Business Journal