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Before you go nuts trying to learn the language of baseball on your own, read Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball's Lingo to ...
Before you go nuts trying to learn the language of baseball on your own, read Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball's Lingo to understand the game. Let this book familiarize you with the expressions the broadcasters use on TV and radio; grasp what's happening when those men on the field in blue shirts thrust their arms high above their heads. One hint. They're not beginning a cheer, such as the wave.
Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball's Lingo documents the action you'll see on television or hear on the radio, or in the stands, and the essentials of the game. A handy reference covering the most important phrases and words used in today's game at the pro and college level, this concise dictionary features simple entries.
With this resource, readers will never again be at a loss for the meaning of a baseball phrase or feel foolish because they don't know what's going on out on the field.
Posted August 24, 2013
Posted August 1, 2012
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite
Former sports writer Suzy Beamer Bohnert is the author of "Game-Day Goddess: Learning Baseball’s Lingo". She has dedicated her book to her mother who taught her to play ball. What a wonderful tribute to her mother and what a wonderful legacy her mother has passed on to her! I grew up in a small rural town in Kentucky where Little League was the name of the game and was a boy’s only sport. I found it very difficult to enjoy watching a game that I just didn’t understand. I would take a book with me and sit on the bleachers and read. Bohnert must have been thinking about people like me when she wrote "Game Day Goddess: Learning Baseball’s Lingo". Bohnert manages to put into a short book what I did not pick up at the ball field. In her overview Bonhert shares a bit of background concerning the game and then moves on to the basics. From there she provides definitions of baseball terms. I found most of the terms and definitions unfamiliar. I never knew a baseball was also called an apple, or that a banana stick is an unsuitable bat. Whoever knew that a utility man is a “versatile player?”
What a grand idea for a book! Regardless of why you are watching a baseball game, be it Little League or Major League, in person or on TV, the game will be a lot more entertaining if you understand the action on the field. Bohnert makes the game simple and understandable. She takes the mystery out of the game and levels the playing field.