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3.58  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  4 reviews
After exploding on bestseller lists with Temporary Insanity, Johnstone returns with this new all-star collection of anecdote's about baseball's greatest and goofiest players. Recounts the raucous, raunchy and riotous escapades picking up where Temporary Insanity left. ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 212 pages
Published March 1st 1988 by Bantam (first published April 1987)
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N.N. Light
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book, likely very hard to find, is a fantastic and fun baseball read.



Johnstone was one of my faves as a youth with his play on the mid 70's Phillies. It seemed like they were always on the NBC game of the week and I got to watch Jay Johnstone play all the time. His baseball cards were a treasure to me.



In this book, Jay takes you on a rambling journey through baseball. He provides his best anecdotes (or the best he has heard) on various baseball subjects like Winter Ball, Minors, College
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Justin
Nov 05, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the perfect kind of baseball book: A series of anecdotes that tonally and humorously relay someone's experience in the game at the pro level. Writers typically give baseball all this credit for being so far up its own ass, waxing poetic about sunsets over the stadium or pitching performances. Hearing from the players directly means that we get less concern over winning a Pulitzer and more focus on the good stuff: Stories about being too drunk to open a hotel room door, about missing an a ...more
David Barney
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining
Kamas Kirian
Another entry into the really wacky world of Jay Johnstone and his baseball career. This one has more stories of other players and especially lists than Temporary Insanity did. But, it's still one of the funniest books, baseball or otherwise, that I've ever read. ...more
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