Tampa Bay Rays

Presents a history of the Tampa Bay Rays, profiling legends and star players of today, and details team facts and statistics.

Floodlights And Touchlines: A History Of Spectator Sport

This book provides one of the best and most illuminating narratives on sport that I have ever read . . . The breadth of subject matter is incredible and the expertise and knowledge of the author on sports--major and minor--on both sides of the Atlantic is mind-blowing. It is a historical account of sport and its intersection with society recounted by an author with a deep knowledge and an irresistible style of telling a story, making...

Soccer For Dummies, 2 Edition

Learn to: Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations. Grasp the basic moves and plays. Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills. Appreciate this popular pastime. Learn the basics, improve your game knowledge, and reach your soccer playing goals. Do you get a kick out of soccer? Whether you're a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here at last is the book you've been waiting for.  

The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season

I loved this book, particularly for summer. I thought it might be a summary of the season for my favorite team, the Washington Nationals. But it's not. It could be about any team, and there's so much I didn't know -- and I consider myself a serious baseball fan! I learned stuff about how players go about their lives, but also how an entire team functions and survives. I guess I used to think an outfielder just stood there for nine in...

The Art Of Adventure: Outdoor Sports From Sea To Summit

The fastest growing form of recreation today, outdoor adventure sports compel countless individuals to push the boundaries, challenge the elements, and seek out the world’s most beautiful and remote regions. Rock climbing the coastal crags of Southeast Asia, free diving the freshwater caves of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, surfing a reef pass in the South Pacific, and skiing an untouched alpine chute are among the many lifestyle-defini...

A History Of The World Cup: 1930-2014

There is no sporting event more popular than the World Cup. For one month every four years, billions of people around the world turn their attention to the tournament. Fans call in sick to work, pack into bars to watch games, or stay home for days at a time glued to their TV sets. Nothing else seems to matter. In A History of the World Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi chronicles this international phenomenon, providing vivid accounts...

Brain Injuries In Football (essential Issues) By Stephanie Watson

Gr 5-9-This informative series focuses on eight issues that could negatively affect teens. The texts are both credible and readable: the authors employ an engaging narrative style supplemented by text boxes and footnotes, relying upon both research and anecdotal evidence from teens. An attractive layout, featuring full-color, captioned photos, enhances these books. The series is marred by some flaws, such as problematic phrasing that...

The Fantasy Sport Industry: Games Within Games

the book is an important contribution to sport media, marketing, and management. Overall, anyone interested in learning more about the nature and make-up of the fantasy industry will find this book rewarding. Fantasy sport has become big business. Recent estimates suggest that there as many as 33 million fantasy sport participants in the US alone, spending $3bn annually, with many millions more around the world. This is the first in-...

Fantasy Baseball For Smart People: How To Profit Big During Mlb Season

Billy Beane and the Oakland A's flipped Major League Baseball on its head by questioning widely accepted narratives and approaching roster construction from a scientific, data-driven viewpoint. "Moneyball" revolutionized baseball, and now it's your turn to be the GM. Fantasy Baseball for Smart People: How to Profit Big During MLB Season is a Moneyball-esque guide to profiting big bucks from your love of fantasy sports. With analysis ...