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The Eastern Stars by Mark Kurlansky
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Feb 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: sports, dancing, cypresslibrary, education, baseball
Recommended for: Les Forster, Dad, Rick Coencas, Amy Neer
Read from February 01 to 04, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Once again, the moral of the story is that practice, the willingness to devote your time, energy and focus to something, will result in making you better at it.

The rules that make it cheaper to sign a 16 year old Dominican, instead of an 18 year old US citizen are both part of the problem of the decline of baseball, and a logical response to that decline in the US. In places the stuff about rules and fans and how teams find talent, reminded me of the wistfulness of Fever Pitch. It seems like team sports are locked in a downward spiral with their fans.

There was a lot to think about here, and there is no better reason to read a book.
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