Watching Baseball: Discovering the Game Within the Game

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Globe Pequot, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 402 pages
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The Boston Globe’s number-one bestseller is back, revised and updated for the 2008 season and presented in a new trim size. Jerry Remy’s name and face are already known to millions of fans. During baseball season 400,000 or more households tune in to listen to his broadcast of Red Sox games. But many learned to love him years ago when he was traded to the Sox, earning a trip to the 1978 All-Star Game in his first year with the team. Remy hit .278, scored eighty-seven runs, and stole thirty bases that season.
Injured in 1984, Remy never played another game. In 1988 he began his work as an announcer, working color commentary for Red Sox broadcasts on NESN, a basic cable channel available throughout New England and by satellite across the country.
In Watching Baseball Remy explains America’s favorite sport by going inside the minds of coaches and players to reveal the game within the game. He takes readers around the diamond, pointing out the positioning of infielders, what’s really going on during batting practice, how catchers and pitchers call a game, the difference between high cheese and a knuckler, and much more.
  

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Review: Watching Baseball, updated & revised: Discovering the Game within the Game

User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

Excellent book! As close to a page turner as you can get considering it is baseball! I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot. Currently, I watch mostly middle school baseball games so much of this doesn't apply... Read full review

Review: Watching Baseball, updated & revised: Discovering the Game within the Game

User Review  - Dave Norton - Goodreads

It is interesting to see the aspect of the game from an analyst. It is also refreshing to see the side of the game from a former player. Even if he wasn't the greatest player he understands the game ... Read full review

Contents

WEVE GOT TO THINK ABOUT THE GAME
3
PITCHERS
11
PITCHES
21
PITCHING STRATEGIES
35
THE PRIMARY SKILL
43
HITTING IT WHERE THEY AINT
59
HITTERS COUNTS
69
Chapters BUNT SQUEEZE AND HITANDRUN
79
DEFENSE STRATEGIES IN THE INFIELD
109
THE FIRST BASEMAN
115
THE SECOND BASEMAN
121
THE SHORTSTOP
129
PITCHERS AS INFIELDERS
139
CATCHERS
145
THE OUTFIELD
157
RUNNING THE BASES
171

PINCH HITTERS DHS AND BP
87
Around the Horn
93
JERRY REMY
385
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About the author (2008)

Jerry Remy is an extraordinary broadcaster with an intimate knowledge of baseball that comes from more than a decade as a major league player and more than 2,200 games as the voice of the Boston Red Sox. He hosts the popular Web site, www.theremyreport.com, and the Jerry Remy chat room on Yahoo, one of the most popular baseball sites. He is well loved by the huge Red Sox Nation.

Corey Sandler is author of more than 125 books on entertainment, travel, and business topics. A lifelong baseball fan, he maintains the arcane art of scoring a game from the stands or the press box.

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