Batboys and the World of Baseball
From 170 interviews Neil D. Isaacs features first-hand stories of batboys who served during nine decades of baseball. In chronicling them he shows how reality neutralizes illusions and how conventions of the sport enforce lifelong values.
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prologue The Importance of Being Batboy
chapter one The Subculture of the Ballpark
chapter two Sacred Precincts
chapter three Rites of Initiation and Passage
chapter seven Queer for the Yard
Angels asked ballboy ballpark Baltimore Orioles baseball batboy batboy's batting practice Bill Blossfield boys Braves brother bullpen called Cardinals catcher club clubbies clubhouse coach Coppenbarger courtesy culture Detroit Dodgers dugout Eddie equipment manager experience fans father feel field former batboys foul ball Frank Griffith Stadium hero home run infield inside interviews jimmy John jokes Kansas City locker room Louis Louis Cardinals MacDougal major league Memorial Stadium Mickey Milwaukee never on-deck Park Paul Greco Pete Pete Rose Phillies pitch pitcher play players Rangers Red Sox Reggie remembers Rene Lachemann reports ritual road trip rookie Royals Stadium Ryan San Francisco Giants Sassetti says season shoes spring training stands Steve story subculture tell Tigers tion Tony Atlas took Triantas umpire uniform Veterans Stadium visiting clubhouse Washington Senators Willie World Series Yankee Stadium