Watching Baseball Smarter A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-Experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks

ISBN-10: 0307280322
ISBN-13: 9780307280329
Edition: 2007
Authors: Zack Hample
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Description: Whether you're a major league couch potato, life-long season ticket-holder, or teaching game to a beginner, "Watching Baseball Smarter "leaves no territory uncovered. In this smart and funny fan's guide Hample explains the ins and outs of pitching,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Whether you're a major league couch potato, life-long season ticket-holder, or teaching game to a beginner, "Watching Baseball Smarter "leaves no territory uncovered. In this smart and funny fan's guide Hample explains the ins and outs of pitching, hitting, running, and fielding, while offering insider trivia and anecdotes that will surprise even the most informed viewers of our national pastime. What is the difference between a slider and a curveball? At which stadium did "The Wave" first make an appearance? How do some hitters use iPods to improve their skills? Which positions are never" "played by lefties? Why do some players urinate on their hands? Combining the narrative voice and attitude of Michael Lewis with the compulsive brilliance of "Schott's Miscellany", "Watching Baseball Smarter "will increase your understanding and enjoyment of the sport-no matter what your level of expertise. Zack Hample is an obsessed fan and a regular writer for minorleaguebaseball.com. He's collected nearly 3,000 baseballs from major league games and has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows. His first book, "How to Snag Major League Baseballs, " was published in 1999.

Nicolas Debon was born in Northern France and later moved to Nancy where he studied art at l'Ecole nationale des Beaux-Arts before moving to Toronto for ten years. His picture book The Strongest Man in the World won the Boston Globe / Horn Book Award. Nicolas currently lives in France.

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