Watching Baseball Smarter
A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks
On Sale: March 27, 2007
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Whether youâ€™re a major league couch potato, life-long season
ticket-holder, or teaching game to a beginner, Watching
Baseball Smarter leaves no territory uncovered. In this
smart and funny fanâ€™s guide Hample explains the ins and outs
of pitching, hitting, running, and fielding, while offering
insider trivia and anecdotes that will surprise even the
most informed viewers of our national pastime.
What is the difference between a slider and a curveball?
At which stadium did â€śThe Waveâ€ť 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 Schottâ€™s Miscellany,
Watching Baseball Smarter will increase your understanding
and enjoyment of the sportâ€“no matter what your level of
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