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The Resource I'm fascinated by sacrifice flies : inside the game we all love, Tim Kurkjian ; foreword by George F. Will

I'm fascinated by sacrifice flies : inside the game we all love, Tim Kurkjian ; foreword by George F. Will

Label
I'm fascinated by sacrifice flies : inside the game we all love
Title
I'm fascinated by sacrifice flies
Title remainder
inside the game we all love
Statement of responsibility
Tim Kurkjian ; foreword by George F. Will
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"ESPN baseball commentator Tim Kurkjian is fascinated by sacrifice flies. In fact, he is fascinated by so many aspects of baseball that he's written a book to show baseball fans where this fascination comes from and how they, too, can find it. In the aftermath of the Steroid Era that stained the game, at a time when so many players are so rich and therefore have a sense of entitlement that they haven't earned, Kurkjian shows readers how to love the game more than ever, with incredible insight and stories that are hilarious, heartbreaking, and revealing. From what Pete Rose was doing in the batting cage a few minutes after getting out of prison, to why everyone strikes out these days and why no one seems to care, I'm Fascinated By Sacrifice Flies will surprise even longtime baseball fans. Tim explains the fear factor in the game, and what it feels like to get hit by a pitch; Adam LaRoche wanted to throw up in the batter's box. He examines the game's superstitions: Eliot Johnson's choice of bubble gum, a poker chip in Sean Burnett's back pocket. He unearths the unwritten rules of the game, takes readers inside ESPN, and reveals how Tony Gwynn made baseball so much more fun to watch. And, of course, Tim will explain to readers why he is fascinated by sacrifice flies"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.3570973
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV863.A1
LC item number
K874 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
I'm fascinated by sacrifice flies : inside the game we all love, Tim Kurkjian ; foreword by George F. Will
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by George F. Will -- Introduction -- 1. The best game -- 2. The hardest game -- 3. Hit by pitch -- 4. Sounds of the game -- 5. Superstitions -- 6. Unwritten rules -- 7. Sacrifice flies -- 8. Bonds HR names -- 9. The Quirkjians -- 10. Box scores -- 11. Obits -- 1. ESPN -- 13. K's -- 14. Official scoring -- 15. State of the game
Control code
ocn918994741
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781250077936
Lccn
2015048747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994741
Label
I'm fascinated by sacrifice flies : inside the game we all love, Tim Kurkjian ; foreword by George F. Will
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by George F. Will -- Introduction -- 1. The best game -- 2. The hardest game -- 3. Hit by pitch -- 4. Sounds of the game -- 5. Superstitions -- 6. Unwritten rules -- 7. Sacrifice flies -- 8. Bonds HR names -- 9. The Quirkjians -- 10. Box scores -- 11. Obits -- 1. ESPN -- 13. K's -- 14. Official scoring -- 15. State of the game
Control code
ocn918994741
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781250077936
Lccn
2015048747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994741

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