It Takes More Than Balls: The Savvy Girls' Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Baseball

It Takes More Than Balls: The Savvy Girls' Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Baseball

by Diedre Silva, Jackie Koney
     
 

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For years, Deidre Silva and Jackie Koney figured that men simply knew more about baseball than they did. They tried to reconcile their love of baseball with their second-class fan status, but they finally realized that not getting in a tizzy over the 1952 World Series didn't mean that they weren't "real" fans. As loyal—but not insane or…  See more details below

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For years, Deidre Silva and Jackie Koney figured that men simply knew more about baseball than they did. They tried to reconcile their love of baseball with their second-class fan status, but they finally realized that not getting in a tizzy over the 1952 World Series didn't mean that they weren't "real" fans. As loyal—but not insane or stat-obsessed—spectators, they simply had a different perspective. In It Takes More Than Balls they share their brand of baseball passion with lifelong fans and the "baseball curious" of either gender. Offering anecdotes and gossip from the ballpark, the book also explains the nuances of today's game that will help readers enjoy their next (or first) baseball outing.

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Publishers Weekly

Freelance writer Silva, and Koney, who directs youth programs for Seattle's YMCA, teamed up to write a book about baseball, which they both love, even though they've "never played the game." Before they even describe the basic mechanics of the game, they launch into a chatty chapter on baseball history. They follow this with a digression on the role of managers before arriving at the heart of their book, a discussion of various game positions and how they're played. They continue with chapters on pitchers, theories of the lineup and instructions on how to score a game, all interspersed with sidebars from females, identified by first name and age, making enthusiastic comments about what a great game baseball is. Surprisingly, basic information-how the diamond is organized, the responsibilities of each position, game mechanics-is never laid out consistently. In the end, apart from the subtitle and the sidebars, there's little here for "savvy girls." (Apr.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602396319
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 5.30(d)

Meet the Author

Deidre Silva has written for The Seattle Times, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Puget Sound Business Journal. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Jackie Koney is the Director of Youth Employment Programs at the YMCA of Greater Seattle, where she lives.

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