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Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit

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  • Posted July 12, 2010

    Good entertainment

    Very good book. Entertaining, funny and very well written

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Very Good Reading

    Fun, entertaining, and enlightening book on minor league adventures in the Pioneer League. Insightful and of great interest especially since we live in the heart of the Pioneer League and Mormon country and often attend Pioneer League games. Good read for any baseball fan - lots of humor and good story telling. Enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2009

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    Very Entertaining

    Very good first effort by Matt McCarthy. He seemed a little cynical at times, but i'm sure a year in Provo will do that to you. I thought the book was well written and flowed extremely well. The last ten pages or so were very touching. I thought it was a classy way to address the importance of God in another persons life. Highly recommended, fun read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    Great read for a true baseball fan.

    Brings home the fact of the difficulty in making it in the Big Leagues. Could be inspirational for a teenage boy with a passion for the game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    Odd Man Out

    I enjoyed this book very much. If your into Baseball at all you will enjoy this book. It has a lot of insite into what playing in the minors is all about. and what these young man have to go through before they can make it to the big leagues.

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  • Posted February 13, 2009

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    A Bulldog in Provo

    A readable insider's portrait of what it's like trying to survive a season of Single A ball in (of all places) Provo, Utah. Along the way you'll learn what it means to be "naked" on the field, what a "Jack Mormon" is, and that all Latin players, regardless of origin, are referred to by their white teammates (and coaches) as "Dominicans". As that rare pitching prospect who's an Ivy Leaguer (in this case, Yale), the lefthander Matt McCarthy sometimes comes off as condescending, but as a first-time author he does a creditable job of recounting the social life of the clubhouse, his struggles on the mound, those marathon overnight bus rides for away games, and, best of all, the endearing passion, vulgarity, and short fuse of his manager, the larger-than-life Tom Kotchman (who happens to be the father of major league 1st baseman Casey Kotchman).

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