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How to Speak Baseball: An Illustrated Guide to Ballpark Banter

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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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Stephanie
Jan 31, 2016 Stephanie rated it liked it
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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.
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Jul 21, 2014 Kathleen rated it liked it
A lot of the expressions in this book were old and unused when I was a kid. That said, this book is still fun, and the illustrations are cute.
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Oct 21, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it
This is a fun book about all the quirky sayings and terms in the game of baseball. Phil and I had fun going through the book to see how many we knew. Lots of antidotes and stories, too.
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This was a Father's Day gift to my husband last year and it is still so special to us. Love it!
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