The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

by Zack Hample
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Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are between the ages of 8 and 14 and want to know how to get a ball during batting practice at a major league baseball game this is the book for you, if you are looking for an in-depth history of the baseball and it's cultural significance, save your money and visit wikipedia. Despite the title suggesting that this book would be an exploration of the baseball, over half of this book is dedicated to a presumably rational adult explaining how to 'snag' baseballs during games. Granted there are several interesting paragraphs in the first half of the book but often times they lack any follow-up or details beyond the introductory sentence. For example, Charlie Sheen loves baseballs, he owned the Wilson-Buckner ball from the '86 World Series, he bought a whole section in the stands at Angels stadium to get a ball, he didn't get one. There was no follow-up on Sheen's reaction, no information on how the '86 ball got into the collection at CitiField, if he's ever gotten a game ball, etc. less than one page then onto another blurb on a different topic. More curious Hample decides to dedicate a portion of this book (10-12) pages to a group of old men who call themselves 'ballhawks' and have made a habit of collecting baseballs from major league stadiums. Interesting for a page or two maybe but kind of annoying past that and obviously written to just fill pages. Again, if you are looking to catch a batting practice ball at a major league game this book is for you, but if you are looking for insightful information about the most important piece of America's Favorite Pastime, don't waste your money on this like I did.
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This is your quarters! You guys are to discuss all found Nook hostiles and report them to the Commanders in their quarters. So, you are to check rps and find threats and keep and eye on them until the commanders can command privates to terminate the hazard. Good luck!
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This is a book for everybody. Even if you don't like baseball. The Baseball tells not only stories about the game baseball but baseball themselves. Also there is a section on how to get foul balls... Snagged a comemortive baseball a week after reading this book!!!!
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MrFranz More than 1 year ago
When I picked-up this book I was hoping for an in-depth examination of that magic orb that captivates our summers. What I received, however, was a regurgitation of information largely available at no cost on the internet and more stories about snagging balls at games. The author briefly touches on interesting topics such as humidity and ball flight, but he doesn't flesh these topics out with any primary research. I expected more.