Tales from the Dugout: The Greatest True Baseball Stories Ever Told

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Orthodoxy, as author G. K. Chesterton employs the term here, means "right opinion." In this, the masterpiece of his brilliant literary career, Chesterton applies the concept of correct reasoning to his acceptance of Christian faith. As he expresses it in his preface, "It is the purpose of the writer to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it. The book is therefore arranged upon the positive principle of a riddle and its answer. It...
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Overview

Orthodoxy, as author G. K. Chesterton employs the term here, means "right opinion." In this, the masterpiece of his brilliant literary career, Chesterton applies the concept of correct reasoning to his acceptance of Christian faith. As he expresses it in his preface, "It is the purpose of the writer to attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it. The book is therefore arranged upon the positive principle of a riddle and its answer. It deals first with all the writer's own solitary and sincere speculations and then with all the startling style in which they are all suddenly satisfied by the Christian Theology. The writer regards it as amounting to a convincing creed. But if it is not that, it is at least a repeated and surprising coincidence."

Written in a down-to-earth and familiar style, Orthodoxy nevertheless presents formal and scholarly arguments in the explanation and defense of the tenets underlying Christianity. Paradox and contradiction, Chesterton maintains, do not constitute barriers to belief; imagination and intuition are as relevant to the processes of thought and understanding as logic and rationality. "When ever we feel there is something odd in Christian theology," he observes, "we shall generally find that there is something odd in the truth." Chesterton defines his insights with thought-provoking analogies, personal anecdotes, and engaging humor, making his century-old book a work of enduring charm and persuasion.

In the most memorable collection of anecdotes about the national pastime ever assembled, Mike Shannon brings together never-before-told stories from baseball personalities Roger Maris, Ken Griffey, Jr., Pete Rose, Phil Rizzuto, Gaylord Perry, and many others. 20 illustrations. 224 pp. 40,000 print.

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The latest from prolific sportswriter Shannon is a very entertaining digest of more than 100 lesser-known stories about baseball legends past and present. Some hilarious, some heartwarming, all the anecdotes will be of interest to fans. Patrick Cullen adeptly conveys the diverse personalities that have shaped the game and woven it into the national fabric--from the fiery temper of Oriole's manager Earl Weaver to the good-natured personality of Ken Griffey Jr. A welcome addition to sports collections in public libraries.--Mark Tierney, Charles Cty. Pub. Schs., Waldorf, MD Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786101856
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 1 MP3, 5 hrs 30 mins
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Cullen, a native of Massachusetts, is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., where he continues to live and work in the theater.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9
A Note on the Text 11
I Introduction in Defence of Everything Else 13
II The Maniac 18
III The Suicide of Thought 35
IV The Ethics of Elfland 51
V The Flag of the World 71
VI The Paradoxes of Christianity 87
VII The Eternal Revolution 109
VIII The Romance of Orthodoxy 131
IX Authority and the Adventurer 148
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2006

    For Baseball Lovers Everywhere

    This book is great for fans of major league baseball. Mike Shannon has done a lot of research to bring the reader many great stories. He has stories anywhere from how Nolan Ryan pitched a record seven no-hitters to the seasons where Anthony Young had a 27 game losing streak. He has put in many funny stories and some meaningful ones too. The stories differ but they all have a common theme. All the stories told by these major leaguers show how the people who have fun with life come out on top. He shows how even in the worst situations people can find some good. The people who look for the positves usually end up doing better because of their great attitudes. I like how Mike Shannon found very interesting stories from major league players and did not just write down anything he heard. It is obvious that he took a lot of time to find the most intersting information to entertain the reader. I do not like how he used a lot of baseball 'slang' or terminology. It was alright for me because I play baseball and understood what he was saying. If you did not know baseball very well you might have been confused on some little things. If you are not a big baseball fan some parts of the book may not be as meaningful. If you are a baseball fanatic I would definitely recomend this book to you. Overall I would give the book a four. It did not apply to everybody but it was ment for baseball fans and it was great for the audiance it was intended for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Baseball stories - they never get old! Lots of behind

    Baseball stories - they never get old!
    Lots of behind the scenes tales here. Fun to read. Nothing too in depth but when baseball season is just starting and you want your jucies to start flowing - pick this up. Just a fun read.

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