Confessions of a Baseball Purist: What's Right, and Wrong, with Baseball, as Seen from the Best Seat in the House

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In Confessions of a Baseball Purist Jon Miller takes us on a journey into the heart of baseball as he's seen it from the best seat in the house. He brings to life the emotion of the night Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record, the history-soaked drama when the Giants and the Dodgers faced off in a crucial pennant-race series in September '97, Eddie Murray's fitting return to the Orioles to hit his 500th home run; and the day Edward Bennett Williams--then-owner of the Orioles--approved the plans for the creation of Camden Yards. But Jon doesn't shy away from pointing a finger at the darker forces at work in the game: the follies of radical realignment; excessive reliance on novelties such as widespread interleague play; and owners and general managers who can't make a move without discussing the economic ramifications, even though that's the last thing their fans want to hear about.

True to the broadcaster's art, Confessions of a Baseball Purist calls the game the way Jon Miller sees it: with wit, with style, and with absolute candor. For the baseball purist in all of us, Miller provides a rallying cry, some warm memories, and reasons to keep believing in the game we love.


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Play-by-play man for ESPN's highly successful Sunday Night Baseball, Miller, with Baltimore Sun reporter Hayman, has slapped together a casual record of his career and a friendly look at the game's ... Read full review

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Miller, ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" announcer and former voice of the Baltimore Orioles, is one of the top TV broadcasters in baseball. Fans will enjoy Miller's insights on Cal Ripken's work ethic ... Read full review


A Baseball Purist
Life with Cal
The Good Old Days Are Now
This Boys Life in Reel Time
Needed to Know I Learned
Its the Game Stupid
Fear Never Strikes Out
The Owners Manual
Have Known
A Few Good Baseball Men
Sunday in the Park with Joe
A Matter of Trust
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Mark Hyman, MD is a physician, scholar and author. He is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center and a columnist for The Huffington Post. Hyman graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's in Asian Studies. He received his doctor of medicine from the University of Ottawa and completed his postgraduate training at the University of California, San Francisco. Hyman served as co-medical director at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts from 1996-2004. He opened the UltraWellness medical center in Lenox. In December 2013, The Daniel Plan a book Hyman co-authored with Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Daniel Amen, became number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Hyman is also the author of The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now! which is a New York Times 2015 bestseller.

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