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 : 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.

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

Softball

Softball
  • Author : Diane L. Potter,Lynn V. Johnson
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Pages : 211
  • 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 : 171
  • Relase : 2007-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781932078534

Baseball's Forgotten Basics Book Review:

Written by a professional baseball instructor and educator, this book and 99-minute instructional DVD combination is designed to give younger players of various skill levels solid fundamentals, with safety and fun in mind.

Stand Up!

Stand Up!
  • Author : Brittney Cooper
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 44
  • Relase : 2022-08-02
  • ISBN : 9781338815450

Stand Up! Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Eloquent Rage comes a powerful, groundbreaking picture book debut introducing young readers to ten revolutionary Black women -- both historical and contemporary -- who changed the world for the better, inspiring readers today to know their strength, to be brave, and to STAND UP! “A breakthrough... this force of nature is becoming one of our fiercest voices in the new generation of African-American thinkers.” -- Essence Bestselling author Brittney Cooper is a leading Black feminist voice of our times. From her New York Times bestseller Eloquent Rage, selected by Emma Watson as an "Our Shared Shelf Book," to her frequent guest appearances on MSNBC, to her regular features on Cosmopolitan.com and Salon.com, and her TED Talk with over 800K views, there's no question Brittney Cooper is one of the most preeminent Black influencers of today. Now, this author, professor, activist, and cultural critic brings her immense talents to the children's space with a seven-title publishing deal at Scholastic, spanning from picture books to middle grade, and launching with this momentous picture book debut: Stand Up! Stand Up! tells the story of ten historic female figures who changed the world by standing up for what's right, including legendary Civil Rights activists like Ruby Bridges and Rosa Parks and spanning to contemporary role models like Bree Newsome, who removed the confederate flag from the South Carolina state house grounds, and Mari Copeny, a youth activist who fought for clean water in Flint, Michigan. This inspirational biographical collection will live side by side with bestselling classics like Little Leaders and She Persisted yet offers a wholly original, powerful new voice and approach that make this story so singular, personal, and groundbreaking. Cooper's enlightening text depicts both famous and unsung Black women who took a stand and made the world a better place for future generations. Each heroic figure is interconnected by a united quest for equity, and offers young readers a stirring, inspirational call to action, reminding them that they are mighty too, and can be forces for change when they stand up!

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.

Coaching Baseball Successfully

Coaching Baseball Successfully
  • Author : Mike Curran,Ross Newhan
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Pages : 191
  • 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.

Change Up

Change Up
  • Author : Lacy Hart
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2018-02-27
  • ISBN : 1980409757

Change Up Book Review:

WesLife on the road as a pro-ballplayer isn't without it's drawbacks. And now, without a team to play for, I find myself heading home. Maybe it's a good thing. I can focus on my daughter, Izzy, and my life. I need to get things straightened out, including that hole that I never filled after Izzy's mom left. But, is there anything that could keep me in town if another team came calling?KristinI came to Chandler to build a new life. But just a few months in, things abruptly changed.Wes Martin: professional baseball player, apparent local hero and total hottie is back in town.Our chance meeting in my library is quickly leading to something more.I'm falling hard for this man.But am I just another notch on his belt? Will I come between he and his daughter?There are too many questions, so many complications. Yet... I can't get Was Martin out of my head.

The Changeup

The Changeup
  • Author : Nicole Falls
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 2020-01-17
  • ISBN : 9798600343948

The Changeup Book Review:

For the entirety of her life Geffri Robinson has known that being a girl who plays baseball was a novelty. At some point, however, the novelty wore off and she stepped away from playing the sport until a chance exhibition places her at the center of attention once again. With the spotlight shining brightly upon her, Geffri finds herself with an amazing opportunity within her grasp that's she's eager to take. But with all great success comes the trolls-enter Noah Fence, a sports blogger who's a little too opinionated about how excellent Geffri really is and challenges her to a competition to prove his superiority. Between Noah's challenge and the opportunity placed before her, Geffri's calm summer escalates into a whirlwind season of dreams fulfilled.

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.”

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 : 18
  • 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?

Stepping Up

Stepping Up
  • Author : John B. Izzo
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Pages : 184
  • Relase : 2012-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781609940591

Stepping Up Book Review:

In his bestselling book The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo tackled the secrets to lifelong happiness. Now he gives readers the key to a great career, a great workplace, better relationships, and a better world. Stepping Up argues that almost every problem, from personal difficulties and business challenges to social issues, can be solved if all of us look to ourselves to create change rather than looking to others. By seeing ourselves as agents of change we feel happier, less stressed, and more powerful. Izzo offers seven compelling principles that enable anyone, anywhere, anytime to effectively bring about positive change. And the book is filled with stories that will inspire you: a middle-aged Italian shopkeeper who fought back against the Mafia, two teenagers who took a stand and ignited an antibullying movement, an executive who turned a dying division into a profit center, and many more. We all have the power to change the world—John Izzo shows us how.

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.

Coaching Pitchers

Coaching Pitchers
  • Author : Joe McFarland
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Pages : 193
  • 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.

The Baseball Handbook

The Baseball Handbook
  • Author : Bernie Walter
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Pages : 241
  • 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.

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.