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For the Sports Fan

Three books here for the sports fan: The man everyone loves to hate, the man the world knew as “Sweetness,” and one that will get you out to the ballpark — even in the dead of winter.

“Through My Eyes: A Quarterback's Journey”
By Tim Tebow
216 pages
Publisher: Zondervan
List $16.99

What is it about Tim Tebow that everyone loves to hate — or just plain hates? One of the greatest quarterbacks in college history, and now playing for the Denver Broncos, Tebow tells his story — how he lives his life on and off the field, with no apologies to anyone.

“SWEETNESS: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton”
By Jeff Pearlman
496 pages
Publisher: Gotham
List: $30

Walter Payton was arguably the greatest running back in National Football League history, and a force on and off the field. Based on interviews with more than 700 people, as well as the legend himself, Jeff Pearlman, one of the best sports biographers in the country, offers this definitive biography.

“Ballparks — Then and Now”
By Eric Enders
160 Pages
Thunder Bay Press and Graphic Image
Neiman Marcus
List: $125

The boys of summer may be wearing their parkas — but this will surely warm the hearts of any baseball fan. This special edition offers a nostalgic look at America's favorite pastime and its iconic ballparks.