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How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter
This handsome guide to the language of baseball decodes the amusing, clever phrases that pepper commentary about the sport. Packed with witty explanations of everything from "duster" and "rubber arm" to "up the elevator," this ballpark lexicon plays on a nostalgic love for the national pastime while covering ground from baseball's beginnings to today. This humorous mix of ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published February 25th 2014 by Chronicle Books
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This is a cute novelty book. There are some terms that the average baseball fan will know well, and some that are more obscure or no longer in use. Even on a term that I know I'll never use, there were some good little anecdotes or facts. Easy, quick read, with clever illustrations.