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Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A journalist dad tells of his exhilarating experiences coaching his son’s Little League team with anecdotes about a ballerina batter, an unfair umpire uncle, and other stories that provide a fresh perspective on an American institution.
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Scribner (first published May 1992)
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Awwwtrouble
May 04, 2015 Awwwtrouble rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Someone gave my husband a copy of this book because he's now in his 4th year of coaching within little league. I'm a big fan of WIllie Geist on the Today Show, and have also always liked Bill Geist. This was a fast, fun read. Maybe since we're still so early in Little League we haven't gotten all jaded - it's really been refreshing that we haven't ever had to deal with nightmare parents or kids. It's been all fun.
Daniel  Dubay
Jun 26, 2014 Daniel Dubay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As someone who has coached for the past 10 years, I can tell you that this is the closest book that I have read that replicates the coaching experience.
Juan DeSantiago
This was a good quick read. I really enjoyed the comedic take on what it is to be a little league coach. He also interjects the over optimism of seeing your son play sports for the first time which leads to dreams of him making it to the pro's. Enjoyed it.
Donald
Jul 09, 2010 Donald rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This read like a sanitized version of the original "Bad News Bears" movie! It even has the "miracle" catch at the end of an important game by the worst kid on the team! Very cliched! But it is funny at times, and a very quick read.
Bill Wheeler
Apr 05, 2013 Bill Wheeler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the funniest parent books I have experienced.Human nature is personified in parents,coaches,and players in each chapter.Sometimes politically incorrect,but I like that.I Highly recommend the book if you can find it.
Jrueter
Jan 17, 2012 Jrueter rated it liked it
If you have kids in baseball, and probably most kids sports you will enjoy the humor and candor of this book. You will also probably recognize many of these characters and situations.
The Reading
Feb 20, 2011 The Reading rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE Bill Geist!
John Uzzi
Sep 12, 2010 John Uzzi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So true.
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