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 ...

The Instinctive Shot: The Practical Guide To Modern Game Shooting

  Practical, straightforward manual on how to become a better wing shooter Advice to help the beginner shoot straight and the more experienced shot shoot straighter Reference covering all aspects of worldwide wing shooting from guns, quarry, and equipment to etiquette and attire How to build a consistent swing and balanced move to the bird, regardless of species or type of shooting    

Ironman 70.3 By Henry Ash

Ironman 70.3 is the abbreviation for triathlon competitions that cover half the distance of a classical Ironman Triathlon. Also known as medium or middle distance, this event consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56 miles of cycling and a 13.1-mile run, i.e. a total of 70.3 miles. It is anything but an easy option, but it represents a fascinating challenge for any well-trained endurance athlete. A particular highlight of the book is its great...

The League Of Outsider Baseball

Every few years, a baseball book comes along that isn’t quite like anything before it. The latest candidate for the oddball baseball hall of fame book is The League of Outsider Baseball, a hugely enjoyable volume filled with so many jaw-dropping facts that you will want to start reading from cover to cover. From an award-winning graphic artist and baseball historian comes a strikingly original illustrated history of baseball’s forgot...