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Batboys and the World of Baseball

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From 170 interviews Neil D. Isaacs features first-hand stories of batboys who served during nine decades of baseball. In chronicling them he shows how reality neutralizes illusions and how conventions of the sport enforce lifelong values.
Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by University Press of Mississippi
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I've read a lot of baseball books and at this point picking new ones is mostly about finding a new angle towards the game. Since this book sells itself primarily as just that, it was an easy pickup. The first chapter was remarkably academic - I never took sociology at college, but I'd bet that this would have qualified as an easy but legitimate reading in a freshman course covering the idea of "subculture". Things ease up a bit from there on but still stay pretty rigorous. The author takes us th ...more
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