Playing the Field

Playing the Field
  • Author : Jennifer Seasons
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-07-23
  • ISBN : 9780062271464

Playing the Field Book Review:

The sexy baseball players of Jennifer Seasons' Diamonds and Dugouts series are back with the story of a single mom, a hot rookie, and a second chance at love. Single mother Sonny Miller has spent years avoiding love. A rotten childhood and an even rottener ex-boyfriend left her determined to protect her son—and herself—against the risks of romance. That is, until hotshot ballplayer JP Trudeau swaggers into her carefully constructed life, all sin-with-me eyes and irresistible grin. Sonny can’t help but feel drawn to the sexy, confident man, even as every fiber of her being tells her to keep running the bases . . . JP is known for being fast on his feet, not fast with his heart. But meeting Sonny and her boy sparks something in him—something he’s never felt before, not from all the cleat- chasers in the major leagues. Sonny may be hell-bent on keeping him at arm’s length no matter what, but this rookie has a plan. To get the girl, he must step up to the plate and convince her to take another chance on love . . . before this game gets rained out.

2014-17 Softball Points of Emphasis and Case Book

2014-17 Softball Points of Emphasis and Case Book
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Softball Australia Limited
  • Pages : 107
  • Relase : 2015-10-16
  • ISBN :

2014-17 Softball Points of Emphasis and Case Book Book Review:

The Softball Australia POE Case Book have been developed from the rules adopted by the International Softball Federation (ISF) at the 2013 ISF Congress, and will be used in all competitions sanctioned by the ISF.

The Sports Book

The Sports Book
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 2020-03-31
  • ISBN : 9780744022377

The Sports Book Book Review:

This is the ultimate guide to sports and the perfect reference for the upcoming Olympics. - an amazing moment for sport. Discover everything you need to know about more than 200 sports, including all of the Olympic and Paralympic events featured in PyeongChang and Tokyo. Get the authoritative inside scoop from each sport's leading experts, conferences, leagues, and associations. Discover game-winning insights into the strategies and tactics of the world's top competitors. And learn all of the facts, stats, and stories behind the Olympic Games - the most spectacular sporting event on the planet. Fully revised with up-to-date information on the rules and results for more than 200 of the world's greatest sports, The Sports Book also includes the latest facts and statistics and updated world and Olympic records. It is perfect for any sports buffs in need of an ultimate quick-reference guide, or anyone looking to top up their sports knowledge.

Playing the Field: Batter Up

Playing the Field: Batter Up
  • Author : J.M. Snyder
  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Pages : 25
  • Relase : 2012-07-15
  • ISBN : 9781611523720

Playing the Field: Batter Up Book Review:

When the Wildwood Waves come to the Richmond Diamond, Rob Ritchie sneaks into the ballpark to watch them practice. He's spotted by the team's short stop, Mike Hennessey, a sexy man who takes a liking to Rob. Baseball banter turns into a date, and that evening Rob takes Mike to his favorite gay bar in the hopes of scoring a home run later in Mike's hotel room. Somehow, amid the flirting and the sex, Rob conveniently forgets to mention he plays for the home team. It isn't until Mike spies Rob on the baseball field facing off against the Waves that he realizes he slept with the enemy. Rob knows Mike's upset, but can he talk his way back into the short stop's bed after the game?

The Bromance Book Club

The Bromance Book Club
  • Author : Lyssa Kay Adams
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781984806109

The Bromance Book Club Book Review:

The first rule of book club: You don't talk about book club. Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott's marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him. Welcome to the Bromance Book Club. Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.

Diamonds Forever

Diamonds Forever
  • Author : W. P. Kinsella
  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Pages : 150
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 0002557584

Diamonds Forever Book Review:

Gathers baseball wisdom from the likes of Joe Garagiola, Pete Rose, Casey Stengel, George Steinbrenner, and Roy Campanella

The Art of Fielding

The Art of Fielding
  • Author : Chad Harbach
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2011-09-07
  • ISBN : 9780316192163

The Art of Fielding Book Review:

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.

Baseball and the Blame Game

Baseball and the Blame Game
  • Author : John Billheimer
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 229
  • Relase : 2007-07-02
  • ISBN : 9780786429066

Baseball and the Blame Game Book Review:

Most baseball fans know what links Fred Merkle, Fred Snodgrass, Mickey Owen and Bill Buckner. It's a pantheon of public failure. They would be harder put to say what links Eric Byrnes, Tony Fernandez, and Babe Ruth, though these players made misplays every bit as egregious. In this smart, highly readable history of scapegoating, John Billheimer identifies the elements that combine to condemn one player to a life sentence while another gets a wrist slap for the same offense. As it turns out, the difference between a lower-case e in some forgotten box score and a lifetime of ignominy can hinge on a number of factors, including timing, geography, reputation, misunderstanding, media bias, and just plain bad luck.

Sports

Sports
  • Author : Donald L. Deardorff,Robert J. Higgs
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0313304459

Sports Book Review:

This guide to the available literature on sports in American culture during the last two decades of the 20th century is a companion to Jack Higg's Sports: A Reference Guide (Greenwood, 1982). The types of individual or team sports included in this volume include those that are viewed as physical contests engaged in for physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological fulfillment. With a focus on books alone, chapters review the available literature regarding sports and each concludes with a bibliography. Academic journals likely to contain articles on the topics discussed are listed at the end of each chapter. Twelve chapters discuss sports and American history, business and law, education, ethnicity and race, gender, literature, philosophy and religion, popular culture, psychology, science and technology, sociology and world history. This reference and guide to further research will appeal to scholars of popular culture and sports. An index and two appendixes are included, one listing important dates in American sports from 1980 through 2000 and one listing sports halls of fame, museums, periodicals, and websites.

The Complete Book of Learning with Sports

The Complete Book of Learning with Sports
  • Author : American Education Publishing,School Specialty Publishing,Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Publisher : American Education Publishing
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 1999-08
  • ISBN : 1561895075

The Complete Book of Learning with Sports Book Review:

A comprehensive book that teaches basic skills with classroom-tested activities. This volume provides motivating lessons that guide children from basic to advanced concepts about sports. • Full-color illustrations and exercises •Special review pages

The Essential W. P. Kinsella

The Essential W. P. Kinsella
  • Author : W. P. Kinsella
  • Publisher : Tachyon Publications
  • Pages : 433
  • Relase : 2015-02-23
  • ISBN : 9781616961909

The Essential W. P. Kinsella Book Review:

This career retrospective celebrates the 80th birthday of baseball's greatest scribe, W. P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe), as well as the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams, the film that he inspired. In addition to his classic baseball tales, W. P. Kinsella is also a critically-acclaimed short fiction writer. His satiric wit has been celebrated with numerous honors, including the Order of British Columbia. Here are his notorious First Nation narratives of indigenous Canadians, and a literary homage to J. D. Salinger. Alongside the "real" story of the 1951 Giants and the afterlife of Roberto Clemente, are the legends of a pirated radio station and a hockey game rigged by tribal magic. Eclectic, dark, and comedic by turns, The Essential W. P. Kinsella is a living tribute to an extraordinary raconteur.

Diamond Stars

Diamond Stars
  • Author : Marc Peter Reyna,James Harmon Brown
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2018-04-30
  • ISBN : 9781457561627

Diamond Stars Book Review:

Diamond Stars is a love story about Solly and Abby, a boy and a girl with a deep, abiding love for the game of baseball, thrown together by fate, luck and baseball cards to witness one of the signature achievements in baseball history: New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell striking out five future Hall-of-Famers in succession at the 1934 All-Star Game. Diamond Stars is a story about passions, perseverance and the strange, mystical role heroes play in our lives. It is also a story of baseball and the enduring hold it has on the people who play it, watch it and love it. Diamond Stars moves between two classic games, in 1934 and 1984, following Solly and Abby’s story with their future clouded by doubt and their salvation in the improbable hands of a man who lost as many games as he won. Solly is convinced of this. His job now is to convince Van Lingle Mungo.

Dance Hall: A Novel of Sing Sing

Dance Hall: A Novel of Sing Sing
  • Author : David Pietrusza
  • Publisher : Church & Reid Books
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2014-11-15
  • ISBN :

Dance Hall: A Novel of Sing Sing Book Review:

A Brooklyn stickup artist, his taxi-dancing wife, a murderous newspaperman, a risk-taking warden, and a wife with a dark past converge in 1930s Sing Sing heading toward death, redemption-and Ebbets Field. *** "DANCE HALL: A NOVEL OF SING SING" unveils a grand and riveting tale of a violent and desperate past, unforgettably narrated in a gripping, often wry, fashion--recorded in tears and punctuated in--rarely innocent--blood. Dance Hall flawlessly transports readers to a seedy, volatile 1930s underworld where love and honor and redemption jostle for mere survival with greed and lust and betrayal. Dance Hall reveals the story of a Brooklyn stickup artist, his taxi-dancing Filipina spouse, a murderous newspaperman, a risk-taking warden, and a wife with a dark past converging in Sing Sing, destined for love, death, forgiveness, redemption--and Ebbets Field. Dance Hall reveals a page-turning web of perfectly-balanced back stories: of a young parish priest gone wrong and then right again, of a brutal Bowery killer with escape on his mind, a con man with the vestige of a conscience, a thuggish Garment District goon with a devout sister, a tell-all Broadway gossip columnist who can make or break you, a rat of an accomplice, a once-disgraced private detective who now surprisingly elevates a principle above a paycheck. Read Dance Hall and you live and breathe life inside cold and desperate prison halls and cells; sweaty and often violent Brooklyn dime-a-dance dance halls; threadbare tenements, back-alley speakeasies where anything you wanted badly enough was for sale; the offices of the rich and powerful and still conflicted; and of a waiting area for Sing Sing's "Death Row" called "The Dance Hall"--all while returning you to Depression days when hope reigned supreme. Because hope was all you had.

Throwing Heat

Throwing Heat
  • Author : Jennifer Seasons
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2013-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780062271488

Throwing Heat Book Review:

The sexy baseball players of Jennifer Seasons' Diamonds and Dugouts series slide into home with a final fiery romance worthy of a World Series win. Nightclub manager Leslie Cutter has never been one to back down from a bet. So when Peter Kowalskin, pitcher for the Denver Rush baseball team, bets her that she can't keep her hands off of him, she's not about to let the arrogant, gorgeous playboy win. Especially when the prize could put her business on the map. She's got this in the bag, just so long as she can stay out of his arms … and his bed. Peter struck out once before with Leslie, but this bet is sure to be the second chance he's been waiting for. Determined to stoke the passion he knows is there, he'll do anything to win—even if it means playing a little dirty. But as things heat up, this combustible pair will have to decide just how much they're willing to wager on one another … and on a future that just might last forever.

Photography Books Index III

Photography Books Index III
  • Author : Martha Kreisel
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 470
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 081085693X

Photography Books Index III Book Review:

While the Internet is an important source for locating photographic images, there still are hundreds of photography books published each year for whose contents there is no external access. This second supplement to Photography Books Index addresses this need by analyzing important photographic anthologies that were published since 1985. Accessing more than fifty photographic anthologies that are widely held in libraries across the country--along with images from two critical annual compilations, Best of Photojournalism and Graphis Annual--this book identifies photographs that record the history of our times. With nearly twice the number of works indexed in the first supplement, Photography Books Index III: A Subject Guide to Photo Anthologies cites a wider scope of publications. This reference guide provides an important index to contemporary as well as historical photographers, including those for whom full monographs have not been published. Photographs of important individuals as well as photographic records of cataclysmic events such as war, genocide, and mass starvation also can be located through this index. Extensive descriptions of the individual photographs--from the commonplace to the extraordinary--are identified in this volume. Organized into three sections--Photographers, Subjects of Photographs, and Portraits of Named Individuals--these descriptions provide the researcher with important information on each photograph. An essential volume for all public, special and academic libraries, this index will be an invaluable resource for reporters, historians, academics, students and anyone wishing to research photographs and photographers.

Summer Boys #4: Last Summer

Summer Boys #4: Last Summer
  • Author : Hailey Abbott
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780545231770

Summer Boys #4: Last Summer Book Review:

The sweet, smart, and sexy final installment in the New York Times bestselling series. It's the last summer at Pebble Beach before everyone goes off to college. George and Beth are no longer together, but will they make up before Beth heads off to (oh, the irony) GEORGEtown? Kelsi has a new college boy around for the summer, but can he make her pulse flutter the way Tim used to? Meanwhile, Ella runs into a dangerous blast from the past...can she resist him? Between sipping homemade margaritas by the shore, and helping each other through their romantic woes, the Tuttle girls might just make this the craziest, sweetest, most unforgettable summer ever.

Wrigleyville

Wrigleyville
  • Author : Peter Golenbock
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2007-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781429904803

Wrigleyville Book Review:

For celebrated sportwriter Peter Golenbock, Wrigleyville is a symbol of America's fidelity to its greatest sport. As he did with classics of sports literature, Bums (a history of the Brooklyn Dodgers) and Dynasty (a history of the New York Yankees), Golenbock turns to a team that has won and broken the hearts of generations of fans; the Chicago Cubs. Utilizing dozens of personal interviews with players, coaches, fans, sportswriters, and clubhouse personnel, as well as out-of-print memiors by nineteeth-century players, Peter Golenbock has created a perfect gift for every baseball fan: a book that entertains, warms the heart, and touches the soul. This updated edition includes material from the team's past five years, such as Harry Caray's death, the magical seasons of Sammy Sosa and Kerry Wood, and the Cubs' 1998 playoff dive.

2014-17 Official Softball Playing Rules

2014-17 Official Softball Playing Rules
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Softball Australia Limited
  • Pages : 103
  • Relase : 2014-07-01
  • ISBN :

2014-17 Official Softball Playing Rules Book Review:

The Myron Bolitar Series 7-Book Bundle

The Myron Bolitar Series 7-Book Bundle
  • Author : Harlan Coben
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 1749
  • Relase : 2013-02-04
  • ISBN : 9780345544551

The Myron Bolitar Series 7-Book Bundle Book Review:

Hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent Myron Bolitar is no rookie in the world of suspense fiction. The complex, fascinating brainchild of Edgar Award–winning storyteller Harlan Coben, Bolitar has faced off against ruthlessly competitive superstars, desperate gamblers and groupies, and, on more than one occasion, even the mob. Now the first seven novels of Harlan Coben’s acclaimed series are teamed up in this convenient eBook bundle, including: DEAL BREAKER DROP SHOT FADE AWAY BACK SPIN ONE FALSE MOVE THE FINAL DETAIL DARKEST FEAR Praise for Harlan Coben and his Myron Bolitar novels “The modern master of the hook-and-twist.”—Dan Brown “What sets Harlan Coben above the crowd are wit and wicked nonchalance.”—Los Angeles Times “Don’t let Coben’s wry observations fool you: They gift wrap keen insights into our society.”—The Washington Post Book World “Myron Bolitar is one of the most engaging heroes in mystery fiction.”—Dennis Lehane “[Coben] combines Chandler’s wry wit with Ross MacDonald’s moral complexity.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A gifted storyteller . . . Mystery just comes along for the ride.”—The Denver Post “Like fellow wisecracking P.I.’s Spenser and Elvis Cole, Myron Bolitar is great fun in the best ‘hard-boiled’ tradition.”—Houston Chronicle

Denny Matthews's Tales from the Royals Dugout

Denny Matthews's Tales from the Royals Dugout
  • Author : Denny Matthews,Matt Fulks
  • Publisher : Sports Publishing LLC
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9781596700390

Denny Matthews's Tales from the Royals Dugout Book Review:

Amos Otis, Frank White, George Brett, Hal McRae, Dan Quisenberry, Bret Saberhagen, Paul Splittorff. One mention of any of those names can bring about visions of great baseball, determination, hard-nosed, and winning. However, one vision out-weighs all others: the boys in blue & the Kansas City Royals. The Kansas City Royals, an expansion club in the American League in 1969, struggled during their early existence. It didn't take long, however, before the Royals established themselves as one of the most successful franchises in baseball. That success culminated with the winning of the 1985 World Series.Since 1969, the Royals have developed great players that have had fun. Along the way, they also have developed a winning tradition. Although the Royals have received the "small-market" tag in recent years, the organization still boasts a proud heritage. In Denny Matthews' Tales from the Royals Dugout, longtime Royals radio broadcaster Denny Matthews relives the club's great moments and pro