Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-Experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks (Paperback)
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Short Description for Watching Baseball Smarter Hample has written a fan's guide to appreciating the most popular sport in America for everyone from beginner to expert.
- Published: 27 March 2007
- Format: Paperback 254 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307280329 ISBN 10: 0307280322
- Sales rank: 72,892
Full description for Watching Baseball Smarter
Whether you'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 fan'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 "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 "Schott's Miscellany," "Watching Baseball Smarter "will increase your understanding and enjoyment of the sport-no matter what your level of expertise. Zack Hample is an obsessed fan and a regular writer for minorleaguebaseball.com. He's collected nearly 3,000 baseballs from major league games and has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows. His first book, "How to Snag Major League Baseballs, " was published in 1999.