Is This a Great Game, or What?: From A-Rod's Heart to Zim's Head--My 25 Years in Baseball

Is This a Great Game, or What?: From A-Rod's Heart to Zim's Head--My 25 Years in Baseball

by Tim Kurkjian
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Is This a Great Game, or What?: From A-Rod's Heart to Zim's Head--My 25 Years in Baseball by Tim Kurkjian

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian has spent over twenty-five years covering almost 3,000 Major League Baseball games and interviewing about that many players, coaches, managers and executives.
In Is This a Great Game, or What?, Kurkjian combines his years of experience, uncanny knowledge and deep love of the game, to create a book filled with some of the most fascinating insight into Major League Baseball this side of Jim Bouton's bestseller, Ball Four. Whether he's explaining what goes through a ballplayer's mind when he faces a fastball in the chapter "My Face Was Crushed by a Bowling Ball Going 90mph", detailing bizarre rituals and superstitions performed by some of baseball's greatest players, or taking us into the locker room to see what transpires in the clubhouse of a Major League team, Kurkjian's tales are at times hilarious, other times horrifying, yet always entertaining.
Kurkjian has spoken to some of the greatest ballplayers ever over the years and they have revealed details about themselves and the game they love with a candor that readers won't find anywhere else. Filled with anecdotes and fascinating insight, this is an essential book for baseball fans or anyone curious about America's pastime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429900331
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 134,173
File size: 293 KB

About the Author

TIM KURKJIAN has spent his entire professional career covering baseball. He is an analyst/reporter for Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter, a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, columnist for ESPN.com, and a frequent guest on ESPN radio.


Tim Kurkjian has spent his entire professional career covering baseball. He is an analyst/reporter for Baseball Tonight and SportsCenter, a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, a columnist for ESPN.com, and a frequent guest on ESPN Radio. He is the author of Is This a Great Game, or What? and I'm Fascinated By Sacrifice Flies.

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Is This a Great Game, or What?: From A-Rod's Heart to Zim's Head---My 25 Years in Baseball 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love it, as would anyone who would read it - so interesting if you like baseball or sports.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tim has plenty of funny baseball stories and good insight on players, managers and scouts. Great thoughts on the pros and cons of the game today. Tim truly loves baseball and it shows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read on anecdotes, insight, history and the business of the American pastime. I read it during tge World Series as the camera kept pointing at Tony LaRussa.
texasmac More than 1 year ago
A most excellent insight into baseball from the perspective of a man who has covered the sport for over 25 years. It is an inside look at the work ethic, the preperation, the challanges, and the joy of this Great Game. Tim Kukkjian has so much knowledge and access to players, managers, writers and broadcasters. This is a pleasure to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For any baseball lover this is a must! It's short, sweet, funny, honest and eye-opening. While it's a true insider's look at the mostly positive side of baseball, it's honest enough to look at the dark side, too. Tim's as good off-camera as he is on.
luiginyc84 More than 1 year ago
Excellent read for any true baseball fan! Great stories and great questions raised about the greatest sport in the world!
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