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Watching Baseball, Updated & Revised: Discovering the Game Within the Game

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The Bold and the Restless

I guess listeners know that I have a not-so-secret addiction to "Days of Our Lives." For me, baseball is also like a soap opera.

In baseball, the soap opera starts opening day and continues to the final day of the season. There are going to be so many ups and downs over 162 games and six months of playing: wins, losses, injuries, players upset at the manager, the manager upset with the players, superstars who refuse to talk to the press, and superstars who talk too much.

In football, you have one game on Sunday and then it is all preparation until the next game a week later. Baseball changes every day.

During the off-season, people ask me all the time who's going to be in the lineup on opening day. First of all, I have no idea what kind of trades the team will make and who will look good in spring training. And then three days into the season, the opening day roster could be thrown out the window.

Over the course of a season, we don't know if our star shortstop is going to get hurt, or if our superstar pitcher's shoulder is going to fall apart. We don't know if a guy with a great career record as a hitter is inexplicably going to have a terrible season, or if some unheralded rookie is going to tear the cover off the ball for the entire season and take the job of a veteran. These are the days of the baseball soap opera.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762737499
Subtitle:
Discovering the Game within the Game
Author:
Remy, Jerry
Publisher:
Globe Pequot
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball - Essays & Writings
Edition Number:
Revised edition
Edition Description:
Revised and Rev
Publication Date:
20050401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 bandw photos
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.00 x 5.00 x 1.00 in

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Product details 432 pages Globe Pequot Press - English 9780762737499 Reviews:
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A fascinating look at the game within the game by All-Star second baseman and Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy with professional journalist Corey Sandler.

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A thoughtful and incisive guide to baseball from Jerry Remy, an All-Star second baseman and one of America's best sports broadcasters

Updated and Revised with the Story of the Boston Red Sox Historic World Series Victory

"This is a real baseball book, written by an alert, articulate veteran of the game." --Boston Globe

"It's filled with insights about the intricacies of the game and anecdotes about its players and managers." --Mineapolis Star Tribune

"Newcomers to the game couldn't get a better introduction, while lifelong fans will find new insights. Keep a copy next to the TV so you can refer to it during games." — Eagle-Tribune, Lawrence, MA

"Jerry Remy is an extraordinary broadcaster. He makes the victories sweeter and soothes me when the Red Sox suffer a defeat. He's a great analyst. ..." --Thomas C. Werner, Chairman, Boston Red Sox

Go inside the minds of the players and the coaches with beloved Red Sox broadcaster and former second baseman Jerry Remy as he opens your eyes to the game within the game. Whether you are a casual viewer or an armchair manager, Watching Baseball is your ticket to America's national pastime.

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