Hirsch is one of the shrewdest and liveliest of baseball analysts, and Hot Hands, primarily a baseball book though it deals with some basketball and football myths as well, is grist for the mill at your favorite pub. . . . Not the least of Hirsch’s virtues is a fearlessness in debunking sacred cows. . . . Essential reading for sports fans who love to argue. Or stated a simpler way: essential reading for sports fans.