Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual

Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual

by Geoff Young


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ISBN-13: 9781435711037
Publication date: 02/15/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Ducksnorts 2008 Baseball Annual 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's about the Padres, what they did in 2008, in the past, for the future and one fan's journey across the country to attend Tony Gwynn's induction into the Hall of Fame in the summer of 2007. The players' performances were reviewed not just by descriptions and stats but also by circular charts that describe their hits (single, double + triple, HR) and outs (ground balls, flyballs) into pie slices. It's a nice and quick way to be able to compare one's to another's year. The book also describes who has played reasonably well for the past Padres, and what prospects are waiting in the wing - some of which came from trades. Trades that the GM Kevin Towers made. His trades are graded by what each players has/has not contributed versus what contributions the players traded away had done since the transactions took place. The book is written in a way that a casual baseball fan can dig it. It's not about rah-rah and adulations, it's about what happened. If one is looking for a well written and thoughtful book from a fan's perspective that follows the Padres everyday, this is it. Any fan of a baseball team can relate. And don't forget the writer's driving trip to attend a hometown hero's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a 'must have' for any Padres fan, and is excellent reading for the Sabermatricians among us. Geoff reviews the Pads' 2007 season, profiles each player with unique 'dashboard' graphics, gives a detailed review of the team's farm system, and analyzes each of GM Kevin Tower's trades. Plus, he gives an amusing 'blow-by-blow' account of his adventurous trip to Cooperstown to see Tony Gwynn inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Geoff's day-by-day immersion in the Padres allows him a unique perspective into the team and its players. He is brutally honest about their successes and failures, yet entertaining and insightful throughout his book. I learned a lot about the Pads, and loved every minute of it! My only wish is that similar publications were available for other major league teams... Highly Recommended!!