Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan’s Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks

Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks Author Zack Hample
ISBN-10 0307280322
ISBN-13 9780307280329
Year 2007-03-27
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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This smart and funny fans guide to baseball explains the ins and outs of pitching hitting running and fielding while offering insider trivia and anecdotes that will appeal to anyonewhether you re a major league couch potato life long season ticket holder or a beginner What is the difference between a slider and a curveball At which stadium did The Wave first make an appearance How do some hitters use iPods to improve their skills Which positions are never played by lefties Why do some players urinate on their hands Combining the narrative voice and attitude of Michael Lewis with the compulsive brilliance of Schotts Miscellany Watching Baseball Smarter will increase your understanding and enjoyment of the sportno matter what your level of expertise Features an glossary of baseball slang an appendix of important baseball stats and an appendix of uniform numbers

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