Bleeding Pinstripes: A Season with the Bleacher Creatures at Yankee Stadium

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Bleeding Pinstripes is a unique, anthropological view of this most dedicated tribe of rooters-their rituals, their personal tribulations, their uncanny commitment to the Bronx ball clu . and to each other. You will meet an assortment of Bleacher Creatures, characters of a very different sort: Tina Lewis, the self-proclaimed Queen of the Bleachers, a spirited cancer survivor, and the chief lobbyist for Section 39; Donald Simpson, a 9/11 victim and the bleachers? only known millionaire; Milton Ousland, the only ...

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Bleeding Pinstripes is a unique, anthropological view of this most dedicated tribe of rooters-their rituals, their personal tribulations, their uncanny commitment to the Bronx ball clu . and to each other. You will meet an assortment of Bleacher Creatures, characters of a very different sort: Tina Lewis, the self-proclaimed Queen of the Bleachers, a spirited cancer survivor, and the chief lobbyist for Section 39; Donald Simpson, a 9/11 victim and the bleachers? only known millionaire; Milton Ousland, the only bleacher fan authorized to bang the cowbell during Yankee games; Bald Vinny, the ultimate T-shirt entrepreneur and a good-natured hustler who has made a living off his passion; and Luis Castillo, the Yankee clubhouse attendant and the insider who started out as just another Creature in the bleachers.

"Bleeding Pinstripes" is a unique, anthropological view of this most dedicated tribe of rooters--their rituals, their personal tribulations, and their uncanny commitment to the Bronx ball club and to each other.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781582617695
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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Bondy is an award-winning sports columnist for the New York Daily News.

Cone has pitched for the Mets, Royals and the Yankees.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vi
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction xviii
Cast of Characters xxiv
1 April 8 Home Opener 1
2 April 9 The Second Time Around 11
3 April 23 Rivalries and Revelries 19
4 April 29 Pulling for Jeter 31
5 May 16 The Queen Returns 37
6 May 29 Donald's New Home 49
7 June 2 A Sense of Pride 55
8 June 9 A Wave of Dissent 63
9 June 13 Until the End 73
10 June 27 The Other Team 79
11 July 1 Revenge Exacted 89
12 July 7 Trouble at the Stadium 93
13 July 21 Love and Money 103
14 August 2 The Dog Days 111
15 August 20 A Dark Aloha 119
16 August 31 The Hits Kept Coming 125
17 September 2 Right Wing in Right Field 131
18 September 6 The Perfect Storm 137
19 September 17 Those Dreaded Sox 149
20 September 20 The Bleachers Favorite 159
21 September 30 Clinching the Deal 167
22 October 5 ALDS Game 1 177
23 October 6 ALDS Game 2 187
24 October 12 ALCS Game 1 193
25 October 13 ALCS Game 2 199
26 October 19 ALCS Game 6 205
27 October 20 ALCS Game 7 211
Epilogue 219
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2007

    Love it....Yankee fans at their best...Bleacher Creatures are the core of Yankee fans!!!

    Good book...amazing how every bleacher creature gets the spotlight every once and awhile but stills shows how great fans can be and how dedicated some fans go!!! Yankee fans at their best in this book....also very funny some of the things these people say!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    The best author of all time

    Hemingway? Steinbach? No match for the peerless F. Bondy, quite simply the greatest creator of lyrical prose to grace the English language. This book is among his best.

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