How Baseball Explains America
by Hal Bodley
Examining the connection between baseball and our society as a whole, How Baseball Explains America is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind journey through America's pastime. Longtime USA TODAY baseball editor and columnist Hal Bodley explores just how essential baseball is to understanding the American experience. He takes readers into the Oval Office with George H.W. Bush and Bi...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Triumph Books
(first published January 1st 2014)
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I wasn't really impressed with this book. He basically recounted some recent and some not-so-recent history, but failed to live up to his promise of explaining how baseball explains America, because there was really no analysis of any kind. I also didn't like how he stuck to his USA Today-style of prose, which included a lot of one-sentence paragraphs and seemed to repeat itself a lot.