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by Tim McCarver

Download Tim Mccarver's Baseball for Brain Surgeons and Other Fans: Understanding and Interpreting the Game So You Can Watch It Like a Pro epub
ISBN: 1439504245
ISBN13: 978-1439504246
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Baseball
Author: Tim McCarver
Language: English
ePUB size: 1762 kb
FB2 size: 1907 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 700
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This is easily one of the most informative books on baseball I've ever read. I don't care how long you've been a fan, there are things about baseball you either didn't know or got wrong somehow, and this book does a terrific job of filling in those little gap's in a fan's knowledge. It deals mostly with the mechanics of the game--pitching, hitting, fielding, base running--but there is also some interesting material on how the television industry covers baseball that I found fascinating. It's not as wide-ranging or as well written as Leonard Koppett's book The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball, but on the other hand it does a better job of describing the details of actually playing the game due to Tim McCarver's long experience as a big league player (before be became a very successful broadcaster). If you want a book that focuses on what happens on the field rather than on the history or personalities of baseball then this is just what you're looking for. I'd love to see an updated version covering the game in the eighteen years since Baseball For Brain Surgeons was published.
First, I want to say that I'm sick of tired of reading reviews on this book that say nothing about the book, but just rip into McCarver because the reviewer doesn't like him personally. I will admit that I find McCarver a little full of himself, and overly verbose when he broadcasts games. There are points in the book where this comes out as well. That doesn't mean that he doesn't know baseball, or that he can't explain it, which is something he does exhaustively in this book. It's a great book for understanding all that goes on in the game. I've found that reading it aloud helps to untangle some of the denser portions. So that's it: If you want a dense book that covers ever aspect of the game, I think this book is worth working through. If you're an idiot who just has it in for Mccarver and chooses to let your biases cloud your judgment, then don't get the book. And Don't review it either. See the one star reviews on this site for examples of such idiots.
If you love baseball you gotta have this book! It's got stuff I'll bet Ty Cobb didn't even know! Like who knew what a dime slider is? Buy the book and find out!
I learned more about baseball strategy from this book than from any other book I've ever read. McCarver writes with the wisdom of a true professional who loves the game and notices everything.
I heard abiut this book from a friend who loaned me his copy to read. I played a lot of baseball never professionally) and I realy wanted to hear how McCarver would answer the critics who say there is nothing going on.
I have always said they don't understand the game.
Tim's book proves that to be the truth!
It is the best baseball book that I ever read. It has all the detail and information regarding this intricate game...where there is something going on every minute!
A wonderful book to be read, digested and understood as an encylopedia of ihformation.
Though references to soome of the players are dated 1999 et seq) those of us who have follwed the game for years I have for some 65 years!) will recognize the players to whom Tim refers.
A must for the real fan who appreciates the game and wants to learn more about it.
Good read, I learned a lot.
thanks very much
So you played the game. And you attend every local game. And second-guess the managers. Well, folks, after you finish McCarver's treatise, you will finally understand why baseball is one of the most technically challenging games ever.