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

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Recommended

    Hample obviously knows what he's talking about. Depending on the reader's interest and knowledge about the game, some parts will be intriguing and informative, others will be skipped. Good read. I ordered a second copy for my son.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    A good guide for beginners, but not the best ebook

    Hample's guide is a good guide for people who are just beginning to delve farther into baseball watching, but not necessarily great on the nook. The book gives a nice introduction into the nuances and basics of the game without being overly complicated, which is good for beginners or intermediates, but for hardcore experts there are only a few bits of information to mine from the book. The footnote format for being at the end of every chapter makes it difficult to really utilize effectively or pleasurably. The insights and anecdotes which add to the reading experience loses it's effectiveness because of this. It also takes away from the general reading experience reading a succinct narrative explanation only to be hit in the face with unlinked anecdotes. The format also takes away from the section that shows illustrations of certain pitches. This book while interesting, isn't necessarily groundbreaking and going to give you more anecdotes to throw out than an extensive knowledge of baseball. It'd most likely be a better purchase in an actual book that can be left on the coffee table to flip through during games on tv to answer questions you have than a nookbook used to research baseball.

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