Working at the Ballpark

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Working at the Ballpark

Working at the Ballpark What if Studs Terkel wrote a book with Bill James You d have a book on what it s really like to make a living in the world of baseball For everyone who ever dreamed of making their love of baseball in

  • Title: Working at the Ballpark
  • Author: Tom Jones
  • ISBN: 9781602392267
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • What if Studs Terkel wrote a book with Bill James You d have a book on what it s really like to make a living in the world of baseball For everyone who ever dreamed of making their love of baseball into their vocation, Working at the Ballpark will provide a view at their lives that might have been, with interviews with than 50 people who make a living in major leaguWhat if Studs Terkel wrote a book with Bill James You d have a book on what it s really like to make a living in the world of baseball For everyone who ever dreamed of making their love of baseball into their vocation, Working at the Ballpark will provide a view at their lives that might have been, with interviews with than 50 people who make a living in major league baseball Each is asked the same questions What is your job How did you get into this line of work What does this job mean to you From peanut vendors and equipment managers to general managers and star players, from John Guilfoy, who sells sausages at Fenway, to Chris Hanson, who plays Bernie Brewer in Milwaukee, to Omar Vizquel, who anchors the infield at ATT Park, this is an insider s perspective on the enormous scope of the game.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation whether you are a die hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings we have a book for you While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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    1. Beth on said:

      I had hoped to like this more than I did. I understand that this was basically transcripts of the conversations with these people, but the writing was very choppy, which made reading difficult. I also found dozens of errors in basic writing conventions that an editor should have caught, so that turned me off.

    2. Robert on said:

      The main goal of this book seems to be to show all the different angles of jobs there are in baseball. Different people are interviewed talking about how they got the job they got, what baseball means to them and maybe a good story or two. Each passage is around 5-8 pages. Some of it is boring, but some of it I found entertaining and I actually learned some stuff. Some of my favorites are pitching coach Leo Mazzone (doesn't really like Questec), the head groundskeeper for the SD Padres, the head [...]

    3. Nick on said:

      This book is for anyone who has ever wondered what it is like to be the beer vendor or the bench coach, the mascot or the scoreboard operator at a ballpark. There are interviews with players and managers, but the most interesting interviews for me were the ones with people like the stadium announcer, the peanut vendor, the woman who lines up the entertainment. The player interviews are interesting, but are abbreviated forms of the ghost- or collaboratively written memoirs that so many players wr [...]

    4. JulieK on said:

      Oral histories with people involved in all aspects of baseball. Many of the players and coaches had pretty similar stories, so while they were interesting, I found myself wishing the book had a greater proportion of people like the groundskeeper, mascot, broadcaster, and sausage vendor, who added more variety to the overall narrative.

    5. Craig Cecil on said:

      A really neat concept for a book--tell the behind the scenes activity of baseball through many varied perspectives (GMs, managers, grounds crew, vendors, etc.). Some of the chapters and perspectives as rather short (alas, typically the most interesting ones) while others just drone on.

    6. Christine on said:

      I'm loving this book! One little thing though, there's this team called the Chicago Cubs, and I'm wondering if Mr. Jones has heard of them. Not one of the interviews in the book was with ANYONE connected to the Cubs. What gives?

    7. Debra on said:

      (As much as I anticipate enjoying this one, postponing it for a short time because Free Fall just landed on my iPod. The world really does stop.turning for Ceepak, doesn't it?)

    8. Debby on said:

      Read this book a chapter here and there for info on life in baseball while you work in the ballpark.Interesting stuff!

    9. Deb Roby on said:

      So far, I'm enjoying the brief interviews with all the different people involved in this game.

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