A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants

A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants

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Band of Misfits 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the giants i can name every baseball player on the sf giants it the world easest thing to do if you like sf giants you will name every baseball playerbut if you cant you dont like them and you are so stupid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, hmmm, let's see here... GIANTS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Giants baseball-torture
librastar More than 1 year ago
A very well written book with great insight and stories of the 2010 season. Reading the book brought back a lot of great memories of the season and the author sprinkled in some great behind the scene stories that just added to the memories. This is a must read book for any San Francisco Giants fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ist bases loded buster up whith 2 strikes and 2 outs and they are down 12 to 9 in the inning buster hits grand slam the Giants win the game as they beat dogers 13 to12!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to "cat royal" first result! Greyclan would love to have you!
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How many pages does this book have?
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GO A'S!!!!!!!
C-Ro More than 1 year ago
It has been more than a year since that magical season occurred with the San Francisco Giants in 2010, but author Andrew Baggarly allows you to relive the games down the stretch as well as the final three series. This book not only tells about the season, but also looks deeper into the lives of key players on the roster. Looking deeper into the past experiences that have shaped these athletes allows you to understand what is at stake for them. From the up and coming Buster Posey to, the players that no one wanted (Pat Burrell and Cody Ross), this book shows how a ragtag bunch was able to defeat one of the best rookies and an outstanding manager in Atlanta, as well as Philadelphia¿s franchise players and still have enough in the tank to come out with four wins against Texas¿ pitching and hitting combo. Baggarly explains that a team is not one or two people, but a combination of everyone pulling his own weight. For the Giants there was never a consistent star, every day someone else would come through in the clutch and get a big hit. They never had to rely on just one person to save the game or even the season. I liked how Baggarly was able to go beneath the surface of what you saw on TV and explain to us what the players were thinking and what the overall feeling in the clubhouse was on any given day. He also talked about other roles the players had in the championship. He explained who the ones were who kept everyone¿s nerves stable and who was the guy lifting the mood in the dugout. This is a double edged sword though, in going deeper into the lives of the players he detracted from the story and it was hard to figure out where in the season you were when he finished retelling the life of someone. If you call yourself a true Giants fan this is a must read to gain a deeper understanding of the players and the Giants organization as a whole. This is the first book by Andrew Baggarly but he has a blog that I hear is quite good. Overall this is a quality book that is a relatively quick read and if you have the option it would be a great investment in your time and money.
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If you're a Giants fan, this is a must-read! I started this book just a couple of days ago, and I couldn't put it down! In just over 300 pages, Baggarly recounts the "torturous" season of the 2010 San Francisco Giants and how this group of cast-offs, oddballs and misfits came together, leading to their magical run toward its first World Series title since moving to the Bay Area. Expertly woven into the book are detailed stories and facts behind some of the team's biggest contributors, including Buster Posey, Juan Uribe, Aubrey Huff, Cody Ross, Tim Lincecum, and Bruce Bochy to name a few. In addition, this book details the closure and redemption this first title brings not only to those on the roster, but to those who formerly wore the orange and black. These are the players who came oh-so-close to the top of the mountain only to be turned away in heartbreaking fashion. Because I'm a huge Giants fan, I found myself immersed in the story from page 1. In fact, I got through this book so quickly, I'm actually a little sad the ride is already over. Pick this one up, Giants fans! This one is definitely for you! Go Giants!
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CGR More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth book I read about the SF Giants championship season. I am glad it was written by the beat writer from the San Jose Mercury News (an excellent newspaper) Andrew Baggarly. I have not read his column nor his blogs. The book was well done. However, since I have watched both of my videos many times that covered the Giants season from spring training to the World Series win and the parade, I found A Band of Misfits a bit disjointed. I wish it did not start with trading Benji Molina in the first chapter. The second half of the book was in order: the end of the season, the playoffs, the World Series and the parade. I felt the passion that drove the Giants in 2010 is missing here. The pictures were average. I recommend A Band of Misfits to any Giants fan. However, I still liked Worth the Wait by Brian Murphy and Brad Mangin better.
dms99 More than 1 year ago
best book ever
George Kimball More than 1 year ago
Baggs is a great writer. Really tells the ups and downs of the season
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Bill_from_Santa_Rosa More than 1 year ago
Being a regular reader of Andy Baggarly's daily blog EXTRA BAGGS, the first thing that I find so wonderful about his new book is that you get a whole 300+ pages of Bagg's at his best. Really - it's a fast, insightful and thoroughly engaging story about the personalities and events that led up to the Year That Was 2010 for the San Francisco Giants. And what a year! Having covered the Giants for the San Jose Mercury News for seven years, he does a fine job of bringing the clubs past San Francisco history into play as he ruminates and retells the 2010 season. He divides the book up into chapters which feature a different Giant in each, all the while moving the plot and season forward to Wilson's final out in Game 5 of the World Series and the accompanying joyous mayhem that was - and still is! - the Bay Area's celebration of the Giants win. It's a writing devise that works really well and makes it hard to put down. It's a moving read with unexpected humor and full of life. It's why we so enjoy the game and its' characters, and Baggs contributes to our love of the game - and our Giants - quite nicely.
Ariel Thomas More than 1 year ago
very good and filled with funny toucess
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