Baseball players and baseball clubs are great at baseball. They're not great at other things, like cookbooks.
Baseball teams have a long history of charitable endeavors, and all 30 major-league clubs have official charitable organizations involved in various good works. One tried and true fundraising project is the “cookbook for a cause,” in which players’ wives compile their (or their husbands’) favorite recipes in a cookbook, which is then offered for sale to fans. I’m not sure exactly what the appeal is—are baseball wives known to be excellent cooks, or is making Jean Luzinski’s Squash Casserole a way of paying tribute to Greg? Nevertheless, these books have been produced for as long as I can remember.
I’ve leveraged the power of the Internet to find the best and worst examples of the genre.
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