• Watching Baseball Smarter

  • A Professional Fan's Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply Serious Geeks
  • By: Zack Hample
  • Narrated by: Barry Abrams
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-24-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 3.5 (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This smart and funny fan's guide to baseball explains the ins and outs of pitching, hitting, running, and fielding, while offering insider trivia and anecdotes that will appeal to anyone - whether you're a major league couch potato, lifelong season ticket-holder, or a beginner.


What is the difference between a slider and a curveball?
At which stadium did "The Wave" first make an appearance?
How do some hitters use iPods to improve their skills?
Which positions are never played by lefties?
Why do some players urinate on their hands?

Combining the narrative voice and attitude of Michael Lewis with the compulsive brilliance of Schott's Miscellany, Watching Baseball Smarter will increase your understanding and enjoyment of the sport-no matter what your level of expertise.
©2007 Zack Hample (P)2017 Tantor
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By amarkstone on 12-15-17

No New Information

This is an overview of rules and statistics that is already well known to baseball fans. I would only recommend to new baseball fans.

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By Kirk Dohne on 12-12-17

Needs updates

I read the book years ago when it came out. It is a great overview of the game and really does make the reader baseball smarter. But, baseball evolves and this book needs some minor updates to maintain relevancy. Overall, I was still happy to listen - a very easy and quick and enjoyable time!

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