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  • Posted August 18, 2012

    NOT EXACTLY A GRAND SLAM ... But only because Larry LaRue doesn'

    NOT EXACTLY A GRAND SLAM ... But only because Larry LaRue doesn't slam
    anyone. But Lash surely has hit a grand home run of the literary kind
    with Major League Encounters, comprising 100 vignettes of the players,
    managers, coaches and even one golfer he's gotten to know during his
    nearly four decades of covering the Angels and Mariners at home and on
    the road for the Long Beach Press Telegram and the Tacoma News Tribune.
    (In the spirit of full disclosure, I was his editor in Tacoma.) Lash is
    the best pure writer, other than Frank Deford, whom I've ever worked
    with and his way with words shines through in MLE. But mostly it's his
    subjects who shine through, in all their bluster, their bravado and, in
    many cases, their bashfulness. In short, Lash shows you their humanity
    and, along the way, much of his own, too. You'll open this book and
    search quickly for your favorite players but you'll not be able to put
    it down until you've gotten to know all 100. They're all here, presented
    in alpha order so there's no perception of rank or favoritism: A-Rod,
    Reggie, Ichiro, Barry Bonds, Kirk Gibson and Charles Gipson, Cal Ripken,
    Lou Piniella, Willie Mays, Brian Downing, Harold Reynolds, Don
    Mattingly, Andre Beltre (ouch!), Fred Lynn, Kirby Puckett, Sammy Sosa,
    Jay Buhner, Nolan Ryan, Tony Muser, Gene Mauch and Tony LaRussa, The
    Boone, Edgar and Tino Martinez and both Ken Griffeys. Oh, and 74 more.
    Buy this book today; you can thank me tomorrow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    I wasn't expecting to, but I really enjoyed this book. I'm not

    I wasn't expecting to, but I really enjoyed this book. I'm not a huge sports fan, but I was captured very quickly with Larry's narrative and found myself getting caught up in each players personality. It also gives you a good perspective into what it takes to play ball with the big boys. I think anyone, whether you're a die hard fan or just a weekend watcher will have a hard time putting this down once you've started it. Great job Larry.

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