The Change Up

The Change Up
  • Author : Meghan Quinn
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 380
  • Relase : 2020-06-08
  • ISBN : 9798652404383

The Change Up Book Review:

BREAKING NEWS: The Bad Boy of Baseball, Maddox Paige, is totally and utterly whipped. Okay, that might not be the headlines in the newspaper this morning, but it's the reality of my current situation. It all started a month ago when I received a call from my best friend, Kinsley. She got a new job in Chicago and needed a place to stay. I've known the girl since I was five, what harm would it be to have her stay at my place for a while?Ha! Total disaster. Now instead of going out every night with my teammates, I'm couch surfing and sketching endless photos of my best friend . . . but that's the least of my concerns. The disaster, you ask? I'm rapidly falling head over cleats in love with my best friend, my roommate, and my number one fan. And she has no idea . . .

The Change Up

The Change Up
  • Author : Elley Arden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2016-05-16
  • ISBN : 9781440591518

The Change Up Book Review:

Commercial real estate mogul Rachel Reed followed her workaholic father's footsteps to success, so when he's diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she vows to rise to the occasion. She'll help her father get the Arlington Aces independent professional baseball team up and running, then sell the franchise off to recoup their investment. It's a tall order, but Rachel knows one thing for sure: a few acres of trees aren't going to stand in her way of building the facility they need. Landscaper Sam Sutter is surprised to find his brother's high school girlfriend lurking in the woods behind his secluded log house. This former minor leaguer's even more upset to learn "his" trees are on her chopping block. There's no way he'll help her erect a painful reminder to his failed career in his backyard. But butting heads with the beautiful businesswoman proves to be a tricky task, and before long, he finds himself heading up the grounds keeping crew at her father's stadium. Working under Rachel's watchful--smoldering--eyes might be Sam's undoing. Can he cut into her plans without felling their chances at a home run in love? Sensuality Level: Sensual

Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat, 4)

Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat, 4)
  • Author : John Feinstein
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2009-08-11
  • ISBN : 9780375893513

Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat, 4) Book Review:

New York Times bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein takes readers behind the scenes at the World Series in this exciting baseball mystery. When teen sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the World Series, the talk of the tournament is Norbert Doyle—a late call-up for an underdog team. But the more they learn about him, the more conflicting stories they hear. Bit by bit they piece together the shocking truth about this rising star, but once the secret’s out, there’s no going back. . . . John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe), and he proves it again in this fast-paced novel.

The Changeup

The Changeup
  • Author : Rhonda Shaw
  • Publisher : Carina Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2014-01-06
  • ISBN : 9781426897733

The Changeup Book Review:

Playing for keeps After nine years of striking out in the dating department, Maddie Hamlin is throwing in the towel. But just as this mom resolves to remain single, she meets sweet and sexy pitching phenom Chase Patton at a family dinner. He's perfect for her—aside from the fact he's only twenty-two. Chase knows he should be focusing on his rookie year with the Detroit Rockets, but he can't stop thinking about Maddie. He doesn't care that the beautiful school counselor is twelve years older, and he's already lost his heart to her adorable daughter. When an incredible date leads to an incredible night of passion, he knows he never wants to let her go. But dating in the media spotlight is a whole new ball game. Maddie quickly discovers that not everyone accepts their unconventional relationship—and that finding love may mean losing everything else… 82,000 words

The Change Up

The Change Up
  • Author : Samantha Lind
  • Publisher : Samantha Lind
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2022-01-20
  • ISBN :

The Change Up Book Review:

Matt I had it all: A great job. Fame. Wealth. I didn’t have her. She’s the one I let slip away – from my bed on vacation. She didn’t know who I was or what my batting average was. I got to be myself with her and now I wish I’d gotten her number. Until fate brought her back to me. Hannah It was supposed to be fun. He was hot. I needed a break. I got two little pink lines. So much time had passed and I didn’t know how to find him or what to say. But here he is. Matt Riley - professional baseball player and my baby's daddy. Maybe, a night of fun could turn into my forever.

Softball

Softball
  • Author : Diane L. Potter,Lynn V. Johnson
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 0736059539

Softball Book Review:

Improve your play at the plate, on the base paths, and in the field by mastering the essentials of the game. Softball: Steps to Success offers a comprehensive, progressive approach that combines in-depth instruction, crisp illustrations, and 127 drills. Any player can become fundamentally sound and be ready to take the field. You'll find detailed instruction on every individual skill necessary for success in the game: catching, throwing, fielding, pitching, hitting, and baserunning. This updated edition also includes these features: -Responsibilities of each position on the field and every batter in the lineup -Offensive and defensive tactics for specific game situations -Emphasis on the short game, covering five types of bunts and the running slap hit -An expanded section on pitching that includes seven types of pitches for modified-pitch, slow-pitch, and fastpitch games -Skill-development drills with assessment scoring systems to gauge progress along the way Hits, runs, putouts, and double plays are at your fingertips. With Softball: Steps to Success, part of the popular Steps to Success Series that has sold more than 1.5 million copies, your performance on the diamond will shine.

Baseball's Forgotten Basics

Baseball's Forgotten Basics
  • Author : Marc Shoenfelt
  • Publisher : DEStech Publications, Inc
  • Pages : 363
  • Relase : 2007-02
  • ISBN : 9781932078534

Baseball's Forgotten Basics Book Review:

"This unique 180 page book and 99 minute DVD combination presents drills, step by step descriptions of movements and positions, plus hundreds of pointers in every area of baseball, from hitting to base running"--Page 4 of cover.

Coaching Baseball Successfully

Coaching Baseball Successfully
  • Author : Mike Curran,Ross Newhan
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 0736065202

Coaching Baseball Successfully Book Review:

Top high school baseball coach Mike Curran shares his coaching strategies, covering topics such as off-season planning, player evaluation, utilizing the coaching staff, organizing practices, creating effective drills, planning offensive and defensive strategies, scouting, game preparation, and in-game decision making.

Coaching the Beginning Pitcher

Coaching the Beginning Pitcher
  • Author : Dan Keller
  • Publisher : Keller Business Services
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2016-05-18
  • ISBN : 9780981889597

Coaching the Beginning Pitcher Book Review:

Understand and learn to TEACH the pitching motion. Follow a proven, easy-to-follow plan for training and developing young pitchers. Here is your complete coaching reference to pitching mechanics, arm care, common flaws, pick-offs, and mental strategy. With complete lesson plan outlines, this book will be the most valuable piece of coaching equipment you own! BENEFITS AND HIGHLIGHTS • Learn to TEACH pitching in addition to understanding it. • Keep athletes safe, healthy, and having fun on the mound • Help athletes tackle tough mental challenges related to the pitching position • Identify and fix common flaws and errors • Set up effective training programs and throwing schedules. Since the previous edition of Coaching the Beginning Pitcher, I’ve spent an additional eight years as a professional instructor (total pitching lessons provided eclipsed 15,000), three years as a collegiate pitching coach, driven deeper into advanced mechanics associated with velocity and power production, and earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. With expanded write-ups on the coaching plan (Chapter 3), drills (Chapter 5), and recognizing and correcting challenges (Chapter 6), along with a completely updated and enhanced section on training the pitcher’s mind (Chapter 11), Coaching the Beginning Pitcher, Third Edition, is complete! Although it may seem that the mechanics of pitching have not changed for the last hundred years, the nuances of instructing young pitchers are constantly evolving. This book contains the most effective methods known for working with young athletes, complete with tips and drills, throwing loads and quantities, common mistakes and remedies, and valuable sample lesson plans. This book is written with the right-handed pitcher in mind. However, all examples and pictures can be easily reversed and applied to the left-handed athlete. Coaching pitchers requires much more than knowledge of the physical motion of pitching. Effective pitching instruction also incorporates a structured, efficient plan and communication methods effective with—and often unique to—youth baseball players. This book provides that plan, outlining the steps to follow when working with a pitcher, and helps the coach place a pitcher in the best possible position to experience pitching success with a healthy arm. Finally, this book helps baseball coaches and parents maximize their own enjoyment and fulfillment while working to improve the technique, performance, and abilities of the youth pitcher! TESTIMONIALS “Dan Keller’s blend of baseball knowledge, training techniques, communication skill and love of teaching kids is captured in this well-designed book. This book teaches the art of pitching from fundamentals to complexities in a manner that coaches, novice to expert, can grasp and use effectively.” ~ Abe Key, President & CEO, PONY Baseball & Softball Inc. “I’m very impressed with Dan’s ability to break down and organize pitching instruction. Arm care and pitcher development are hot-button topics taken very seriously at Babe Ruth League. Our organization believes that Coaching the Beginning Pitcher provides a solid training plan to follow.” ~ Steven Tellefsen, President & CEO, Babe Ruth League, Inc. “Keller has a great baseball mind, a terrific understanding of the pitching motion, and an un- matched ability to communicate clearly. If you are trying to learn how to coach pitching, this book can provide the foundation you need.” ~ James Keller, Special Assistant to the GM, Toronto Blue Jays “This book embodies positive youth coaching and the development of today’s athletes. Dan’s understanding of the mechanics of pitching is impressive, and he communicates in a fashion that is understandable for all. Coaching takes a plan, and Dan helps to provide that plan.” ~ Gary Adams, Retired UCLA Baseball & Hall of Fame Head Coach

Pitching Fall A Changeup

Pitching Fall A Changeup
  • Author : Martha DePhillips
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Pages : 20
  • Relase : 2014-05
  • ISBN : 9781496902191

Pitching Fall A Changeup Book Review:

Young readers have you ever had so much fun that you didn't want it to end? Albert has the same problem. The seven year-old loves baseball and the summer. When leaves start to fall, Albert tries everything he can dream up to keep Fall from coming. Can Albert accept change? Will Albert win the fight against the season?

Pitch Like a Pro

Pitch Like a Pro
  • Author : Jim Rosenthal,Leo Mazzone
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 112
  • Relase : 1999-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781466835504

Pitch Like a Pro Book Review:

Leo Mazzone is pro baseball's premier pitching coach. In his years with the Atlanta Braves, he has trained several Cy Young Award winners and helped lead his team to the World Series. In Pitch like a Pro, Mazzone and coauthor Jim Rosenthal offer step-by-step instructions for players and coaches in Little League through high school. They teach all of the pitching basics and give athletes advice on how they can use the right training techniques to grow stronger and stay healthier. Contents include: Mazzone's between-starts throwing program How to grip different pitches Proper mechanics and delivery technique Pitching strategies and tactics Field the position Pitch like a Pro offers contributions by such well known pitchers as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smotz, and Denny Neagle, along with black-and-white instructional photographs.

Change Up

Change Up
  • Author : Buck Martinez,Dan Robson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2016-03-29
  • ISBN : 9781443440752

Change Up Book Review:

In the spirit of Moneyball, the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays offers cutting insights on baseball Buck Martinez has been in and around professional baseball for nearly fifty years as a player, manager and broadcaster. Currently the play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays, Martinez has witnessed enormous change in the game he loves, as it has morphed from a grassroots pastime to big business. Not all of the change has been for the better, and today’s fans struggle to connect to their on-the-field heroes as loyalty to club and player wavers and free agency constantly changes the face of every team’s roster. In Change Up, Martinez offers his unique insights into how Major League Baseball might reconnect with its fanbase, how the clubs might train and prepare their players for their time in “The Show,” and how players might approach the sport in a time of sagging fan interest. Martinez isn’t shy with his opinions, whether they be on pitch count, how to develop players through the minor-league system, and even if there should be a minor-league system at all. Always entertaining, ever insightful, Martinez shares brilliant insights and inside pitches about summer’s favourite game.

The Baseball Handbook

The Baseball Handbook
  • Author : Bernie Walter
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0736039856

The Baseball Handbook Book Review:

Presents advice on offense, defense, pitching, baserunning, physical conditioning, and practice for greater success on the field.

Coaching the Beginning Pitcher

Coaching the Beginning Pitcher
  • Author : Daniel Keller
  • Publisher : Lifeletics Sports
  • Pages : 282
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780981889528

Coaching the Beginning Pitcher Book Review:

"Understand and learn to TEACH the pitching motion with innovative and effective coaching techniques and follow a proven, easy-to-follow plan for training and developing young pitchers"--Page 4 of cover

Tim McCarver's Baseball for Brain Surgeons and Other Fans

Tim McCarver's Baseball for Brain Surgeons and Other Fans
  • Author : Tim McCarver,Danny Peary
  • Publisher : Villard
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-05-22
  • ISBN : 9780307831774

Tim McCarver's Baseball for Brain Surgeons and Other Fans Book Review:

Tim McCarver, major league baseball's premier analyst, has been surprising and delighting viewers for years with his remarkable insight. Fans who once were content to merely watch baseball were stimulated into wanting to think baseball as well. McCarver brings to the booth a combination of twenty-one years of major league service and nearly twenty more in broadcasting. There is nobody better at explaining the game than McCarver, and it is a rare game in which the viewer does not learn something new and unusual. Now he is putting down on paper all he knows about the sport, producing this unique perspective on how America's pastime should be played and watched. With his unmistakable wit and storytelling verve, McCarver succinctly explains the fundamentals and proper mechanics of baseball at the level necessary for success in the major leagues. Once the skills have been learned, the viewer can devise smart strategies, getting into the heads of the players, coaches, and managers: When should a player or manager be conservative or aggressive; what factors change as the count goes deeper; how do you set up an effective running game, and how can a defense try to sabotage it? This book is a gold mine for all fans, from brain surgeons and rocket scientists to beginners who want to start with the basics. (Even major leaguers will be able to pick up some pointers.) With a deeper knowledge and understanding of baseball, any fan will be able to watch it like a pro.

Play Baseball the Ripken Way

Play Baseball the Ripken Way
  • Author : Cal Ripken, Jr.,Bill Ripken,Larry Burke
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2005-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780812970500

Play Baseball the Ripken Way Book Review:

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children play “Cal Ripken Baseball” in the largest division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. Play Baseball the Ripken Way is the ultimate guide to playing the game, by one of the sport’s living legends. Baseball is America’s national pastime, but that doesn’t mean we’re all born naturals. Kids of all ages (and their parents) are eager to improve specific skills, and now they can learn from one of the most respected baseball families in history. Cal and Bill Ripken have written a thoroughly illustrated instructional book that clearly explains proper baseball fundamentals—hitting, fielding, baserunning, pitching, and much more. Based on the teachings of the late Cal Ripken, Sr., a player, coach, manager, and scout in the Baltimore Orioles system for thirty-seven years, Play Baseball the Ripken Way shows players just what they need to do to be their best while maintaining a sense of fun and accomplishment with every new lesson. The Ripken Way consists of the following principles: *Keep It Simple: Teaching that is too complicated is difficult to remember and can result in frustration. *Explain Why: A teacher who cannot explain why is not truly teaching. Lessons that make sense will stick with players. *Celebrate the Individual: No two players are alike, so why treat them as if they are? *Make It Fun: The game gets serious enough quickly enough on its own. Drills and instruction should be structured so that players can enjoy themselves while learning. The book also includes tips for parents and coaches, practice workouts, and drills for players of every level.

Coaching Pitchers

Coaching Pitchers
  • Author : Joe McFarland
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Pages : 212
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 0736045090

Coaching Pitchers Book Review:

Written by a nationally recognized collegiate coach who has coached three teams to NCAA playoffs and who has sent 37 pitchers on to play professionally, this book covers the mechanical, physical, and mental aspects of pitching. Coaching psychology and strategy are also discussed in detail to help produce successful pitchers and prepare them for successful careers. 13 illustrations.

Change Up

Change Up
  • Author : Derek Jeter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2016-04-26
  • ISBN : 9781481464475

Change Up Book Review:

In the third book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, Derek’s father keeps his promise to coach his son’s youth baseball team. Derek is sure this will be the best season yet! He has it all planned—his dad will have him start at shortstop, and the team will cruise to a championship. But sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. Change Up focuses on a key life lesson of Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation—Deal with Growing Pains—in the series companion to Hit & Miss and The Contract, about which The Wall Street Journal said, “the play by play action is exciting and the lessons many.”

Standing up for a Sustainable World

Standing up for a Sustainable World
  • Author : Claude Henry,Johan Rockström,Nicholas Stern
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2020-12-25
  • ISBN : 9781800371781

Standing up for a Sustainable World Book Review:

The world has witnessed extraordinary economic growth, poverty reduction and increased life expectancy and population since the end of WWII, but it has occurred at the expense of undermining life support systems on Earth and subjecting future generations to the real risk of destabilising the planet. This timely book exposes and explores this colossal environmental cost and the dangerous position the world is now in. Standing up for a Sustainable World is written by and about key individuals who have not only understood the threats to our planet, but also become witness to them and confronted them.

The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers

The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers
  • Author : Bill James,Rob Neyer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2008-06-16
  • ISBN : 9781439103777

The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers Book Review:

Pitchers, the pitches they throw, and how they throw them -- these days it's the stuff of constant scrutiny, but there's never been anything like a comprehensive source for such information. That's what preeminent baseball analyst Bill James and ESPN.com baseball columnist Rob Neyer realized over lunch more than a dozen years ago. Since then, they've been compiling the centerpiece of this book, the "Pitcher Census," which lists specific information for nearly two thousand pitchers, ranging throughout the history of professional baseball. The Guide also offers: A "dictionary" describing virtually every known pitch The origins and development of baseball's most important pitches Top ten lists: best fastballs, best spitballs, and everything in between Biographies of some of the great pitchers who have been overlooked More knuckleballers and submariners than you ever thought existed An open debate concerning pitcher abuse and durability A formula for predicting the Cy Young Award winner Something fresh and new: Bill James' "Pitcher Codes" The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers is about understanding pitchers, and baseball's action always starts with the pitchers. It's also about entertaining debates and having a great deal of fun with the history of a game that obsesses so many.