Baseball's Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of by Paul Dickson

By Paul Dickson

Baseball has continually had its proportion of colourful characters, and through the years they've got expressed themselves in eminently quotable methods. during this treasury of greater than 5,000 quotations, famous baseball author and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavour of the sport, within the phrases of its most vital individuals and onlookers.

They are all here—from Aaron (Estella, Hank's mom) to Zoldack ("Sad Sack" Sam), and everybody in among. From the avid gamers, sportswriters, and politicians, to famous personalities in different fields (a very diversified group), every body has his or her say on our nation's hobby. Dickson skillfully selects and annotates each one comment, providing the great, the undesirable, and the gruesome of baseball lore. integrated are prolonged classes in Stengelese, Reggiespeak, Earl Weaverisms, and well-known announcers' domestic run calls (who can put out of your mind Mel Allen's vintage "Going, going, gone!"?).

These and hundreds of thousands of different pleased, pithy, and noteworthy voices from the previous during the brand new are all captured in Baseball's maximum Quotations.

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Baseball's Greatest Quotations: An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore (Revised Edition)

Baseball has regularly had its proportion of colourful characters, and through the years they've got expressed themselves in eminently quotable methods. during this treasury of greater than 5,000 quotations, famous baseball author and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavour of the sport, within the phrases of its most crucial members and onlookers.

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There’s no embarrassment to evaluating every player the same way, no matter how you acquired them. Many times in the past I wished I had the guts to let a player go while keeping one I had already before any trades. Of course, the one I didn’t keep was the one who became a stud, while the one who appeared to be the big time producer fizzled. Building Your Foundation The moral is that you have to know the story behind every player before you decide whether to freeze him. Is there any reason to believe that he’s going to have a better or worse season than he did last year?

Viva la difference! The best favor you can do for yourself is to start your research early. This will allow you enough time so that you’ll not only be able to absorb the information, you’ll know it cold. The earlier you start, the less pressure you’ll be under as your draft date approaches. Instead of spending the final days of the draft worrying about how you’re going to fare, you’ll get a feeling of confidence, knowing that you’re as prepared as anyone and you’re ready for every situation that arises.

The harder players are to acquire, the more difficult it is to win by chance, giving the owner with the most information and the best instincts the advantage. Another thing that gives the American League more of an edge is that the pitcher bats in the National League, so more players are used every game due to pinch hitting and double switches. Bench players in the senior circuit thus have inherently more value than those in the AL, so when you need to replace a player in the AL, it’s more difficult to find someone who will contribute regularly.

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