Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 272 pages
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In Safe at Home, Alyssa Milano—actress, blogger, and the mind behind the bestselling Touch sports-clothing line—tells the story about her lifelong obsession with baseball, revealing what the game has meant to her and why everyone should take a chance on nine innings. Her baseball story begins in Brooklyn, New York, where her father scorned the Dodgers for abandoning his beloved city. When he and his young daughter later moved out west for a fledgling TV show called Who's the Boss?, Alyssa learned one of the fundamental truths of the game: No matter where you are, no matter how old you are, baseball connects you to your past.

From arguing about the importance of baseball history to criticizing Major League Baseball's response to the steroid scandal, Alyssa brings an intelligent, wry, and entertaining female voice to the world of baseball writing. The end result is a unique and unexpected book that is equal parts memoir, manifesto, and love letter to America's game.

 

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Review: Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic

User Review  - Iris - Goodreads

This book wasn't what I expected... I was thinking more autobiography with a thread of baseball. It was really the reverse, but still a very enjoyable read. I grew up watching baseball with dad, but ... Read full review

Review: Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic

User Review  - Carol Storm - Goodreads

This is the freshest, most original book on baseball I have ever read. Alyssa Milano writes with passion, knowledge, emotion and humor about the ways baseball has mattered in her life. If you think ... Read full review

Contents

our Pastimes Past Time20
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Heroes and Villains37 4 Baseball x age Playoff appearances life61 5 The numbers75 6 Baseball Finds you When you need it most87
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The art and science of Being a Fan103
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Cheating Through the ages125
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if i Were Commissioner for a Day or Three144 10 all you need is glove162
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The offseason Blues in G180
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The Clothes make the Blogger198 13 The Final out220
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acknowledgments
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Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Alyssa Milano starred on such iconic TV shows as Who's the Boss? and Charmed. She continues to act and produce while also running Touch, the sports-clothing line for women that she founded. In addition, she is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and the lead ambassador for Global Network. She lives in Los Angeles.

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