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The Baseball Thesaurus Second Edition
     

The Baseball Thesaurus Second Edition

by Kevin Reichard
 
We have a double play, with the second edition of The Baseball Thesaurus by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler.

Baseball is a sport with its own lingo � a colorful patois that�s developed over the years and millions of games. In The Baseball Thesaurus, a fascinating compendium of baseball terms, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler � broadcaster, storyteller, talker, voice �

Overview

We have a double play, with the second edition of The Baseball Thesaurus by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler.

Baseball is a sport with its own lingo � a colorful patois that�s developed over the years and millions of games. In The Baseball Thesaurus, a fascinating compendium of baseball terms, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler � broadcaster, storyteller, talker, voice � explains what baseball terms mean and how they came to be. Whether it�s Red Barber talking about the pea patch or Ernie Harwell discussing no-hitters, the language of America�s Pastime is brilliantly captured by Goldberg-Strassler. Sluggers deposit a Ballantine Blast in the nosebleeds. The top of the lineup sets the table for the heart of the order. Corner infielders guard the line. A lumberjack with a bad wheel staggers down the line while a glovesman flashes leather.

Who should read The Baseball Thesaurus? It�s for the media linguist whose job relies upon baseball jargon, the radio listener, the blog reader, the talk-show caller, the minor-league diehard, the Strat-O-Matic connoisseur, the seventh-inning stretcher, the stereotype breaker, the crank, the postgame fireworks enthusiast, the t-ball coach, the seamhead, the baseball Annie, the hot-stove moper, the bandwagoner, the purist, the casual rooter who enjoys a quick tidbit and has no need to attend both games of a doubleheader, and the fan who takes pride in scoring the game and teaching the tradition to others.

Editorial Reviews

Blurb - Dan Dickerson
What an incredible resource � I can�t get over the amount of work and the detail that went into this book. A great window on baseball�s lexicon, from days of yore to the game today. � Dan Dickerson, Voice of the Detroit Tigers
National Post - John Lott
For fans old and new, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler�s thesaurus is a romp. On first glance, it�s a primer on baseball�s peculiar taxonomy and traditions, but open any page and you�ll find lots more, including amusing anecdotes and witty wordplay from the game�s great characters. Goldberg-Strassler has built a dugout in which Al Capone, James Earl Jones, and George Carlin lounge happily alongside Dizzy Dean, Cool Papa Bell, and Zoilo Versalles. A lollygagger�s delight!
ESPN - Dan Shulman
The Baseball Thesaurus is an interesting read for casual and serious fans alike. It�s entertaining, informative, and full of anecdotes I had never come across before. � Dan Shulman, ESPN
Fox Sports - Kenny Albert
The Baseball Thesaurus is a must-read whether you are a rabid baseball fanatic who pores through box scores 24/7 or just a casual fan. I can't wait to use some of the nuggets and anecdotes during my broadcasts.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149455775
Publisher:
August Publications
Publication date:
03/30/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
254
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

A native of Greenbelt, MD, and a product of Ithaca College, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler handles the radio broadcasts and media relations for the Lansing Lugnuts and writes about baseball for BallparkDigest.com. Each year, he conducts a throwback broadcast, using sound effects to re-create a game in the tradition of baseball's broadcasting pioneers.

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