Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw It on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox [NOOK Book]

Overview

In Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Heard It on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox, Joe Castiglione gives his educated opinions on his favorite sightseeing, shopping, and restaurants from coast-to-coast. Yet, at the heart of the book is baseball as seen from his unique perspective and longevity in the booth—from witnessing seven no-hitters to having a catch with Bob Feller; from Roger Clemens' twenty strike out game to the fateful, unforgettable Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. ...
See more details below
Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw It on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - Revised Edition)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 34%)$15.99 List Price

Overview

In Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Heard It on the Radio with the Boston Red Sox, Joe Castiglione gives his educated opinions on his favorite sightseeing, shopping, and restaurants from coast-to-coast. Yet, at the heart of the book is baseball as seen from his unique perspective and longevity in the booth—from witnessing seven no-hitters to having a catch with Bob Feller; from Roger Clemens' twenty strike out game to the fateful, unforgettable Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Sports Collectors Digest
Insightful and often hilarious.
The Boston Globe
Castiglione weighs in with the anecdote-rich Broadcast Rites and Sites.
Burlington Free Press
This is a niche memior—of particular interest to a certain segment of Red Sox fandom, those who are especially fond of Joe Castiglione, who has been broadcasting Red Sox games since '83.
Colgate Scene
Castiglione offers an intimate, entertaining, and insightful look at [more than] 30 years of baseball's people and places. Colgate University
Foreword This Week
Delving into the inner workings of broadcasting, the author reflects on his memories of Boston Red Sox, the team he started broadcasting for in 1983, and chronicles his career and travel through American towns from coast-to-coast.
Providence Journal
Broadcast Rites and Sites is an interesting read for the Sox fan on your Father's Day list.
Boston.Com - Robert Knox
The broadcaster's account of his early life traces a winding path to the fulfillment of his dreams of being a major league baseball broadcaster.
Stephen King
This new book by long-time Red Sox play-by-play man Joe Castiglione (with an assist from Douglas Lyons) is a baseball fan's dream, rich in anecdote, full of humor and vivid memories. If you like baseball, you're going to love Broadcast Rites and Sites. Dip in anywhere and tell me I'm wrong. Better yet, just buy the sucker, tuck it under your arm with your program, and take it to the ballpark.
Dan Shaughnessy
Joe Castiglione has hit a home run here. You'll feel like you're on the airplane, on the bus, and at the hotel with the Red Sox. Enjoy the trip!
Ernie Harwell
A delightful tour with stops inside the broadcast booth and on the field. From the characters who play and manage the game to the great cities around the league, Joe Castiglione's book is a inside-the-park home run by one of the best in the business of baseball broadcasting.
Joe Morgan
From high atop the grandstand, this book gives a different viewpoint of the game of baseball—on and off the field. This is a baseball book of history, geography, perseverance, and a thousand facts of life.
Jeffrey Lyons
Broadcast Rites and Sites gives an honest, delightful, fascinating insight into the inner workings of baseball broadcasting from one of the most beloved, respected and talented of all baseball broadcasters. This is a must read for any baseball fan.
Bill Christine
You don't have to be a diehard Red Sox fan to enjoy what Joe Castiglione has entertainingly written. My wife's a Yankee fan to the core, and I had to pry Joe's wide-ranging book away from her. Castiglione might not have been able to play ball as a kid—that's what he says in the book—but he's cleared the Green Monster with this one.
Curt Smith
Shakespeare wrote of "Nature's nobleman." This book is by and about a baseball nobleman. Joe Castiglione is a truly fine big-league announcer—and an even better person. Broadcast Rites and Sites etches ballparks, colleagues, the Red Sox's bewitching lure, and the peripatetic life of a radio baseball man. A wonderful read—and life.
Bill Gould
Broadcast Rites and Sites is a readily readable discourse by one of America's leading baseball broadcasters, Joe Castiglione, the voice of the Boston Red Sox and Red Sox Nation. For those with a passion for baseball, it is chock full of perceptive discussions of the past two decades of the game, the Red Sox, and Joe's observations about leading Bosox players. Baseball fans and those who are just plain interested in life itself will not be able to put down this page turner of a book.
Mike Shalin
Having arrived in Boston the same year as Joe, I have always been impressed by his preparation and attention to detail. The latter is just one of the things that stands out in this book, which clearly shows Joe hasn't wasted a lot of his time in the 21 years we've known each other. A great read!
The Rev. Leslie K. Sterling
This book is for you if you have ever dreamed of being a sports broadcaster. From the parks to the players, from Spring Training to the postseason, Joe Castiglione tells his personal stories about what being a major league baseball announcer is really like. Don't "wait 'til next year" —read it now, and let Joe teach you about the baseball life in the same way that he taught and inspired me.
Theo Epstein
Joe Castiglione is an integral part of the spirit of the Red Sox and Broadcast Rites and Sites reflects that spirit. Every fan will enjoy this thoughtful look into life in Red Sox Nation, both at Fenway park and around the American League.
New Haven Register - Joe Amarante
A must for diehard Sox fans.
The Boston Globe - Bill Griffith
This book captures Castiglione's folksy style and has the same overriding quality he considers vital for longevity in broadcasting: wearability.
Patriot Ledger - Mike Fine
In fact, his memory is so photographic that he provides a virtual condensed historical document of the Sox since the 1983 season. He gives us vignettes and observances that few could, especially not the athletes, who see the game one way and aren't around long enough to draw any valid conclusions.
Marshfield Mariner
Castigilone utilizes his vignettes and observances chronicled in the book to enetertain and inform its readers.
Northeastern University Magazine
Fans are treated to a plethora of unusual details from exceptional games. An entertaining read, with a fresh perspective on our national pastime and obsession.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461733720
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/8/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 552,711
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

A graduate of Colgate and Syracuse Universities, Joe Castiglione began his major league baseball broadcasting career in 1979 with the Cleveland Indians and has been the Voice of Boston Red Sox baseball since 1983. He is a native New Englander. Co-author Douglas B. Lyons is the author of two previous books: Out of Left Field (Random House, 1998) and Curveballs and Screwballs (Random House, 2001). He resides in Scarsdale, NY.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)