Valerie's Reviews > The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime

The Baseball Codes by Jason Turbow
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Apr 03, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: tv-made-me-do-it, sports, baseball
Recommended for: Ian
Read from March 29 to April 03, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

This book made me respect the game both more and less. More, because I admire a code which says you stick up for the men on your team, defending them, even when they're wrong. And less, because I have very strong feelings about cheating, and holding plays back and doctoring calls etc. to get certain outcomes, that don't have the heart of good sportsmanship at their base.

And it made me yearn for a time when players and teams were a unit....and money was less the object, than was making a living doing something you loved.
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message 1: by George (new)

George King Your last paragraph hits the nail on the head--or puts the bat on the ball.


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