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A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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--Jon Miller, Hall of Fame announcer and Giants play-by-play voice
"After being a part of the Giants organization for so many years, it was an honor - and excruciatingly fun -- to watch this team in 2010. I was as happy for them as if I'd won the World Series myself, and there's no better writer to cover this great season than Andy Baggarly. He is one of the few members of the media who is there day in and day out and who truly understands the game of baseball."
--Rich Aurilia, former Giants infielder
"All year long, Andy Baggarly was the must-read beat writer for the 2010 Giants. Now that the 2010 Giants have achieved immortality, Andy has become the must-read author to etch these indelible players and moments into lore. Anecdotes, insights, context, humor, ball knowledge and, yes, goosebumps are the result. In Giants-speak, let's just say Baggs NAILED IT."
--Brian Murphy, host of "Murph and Mac" morning show on KNBR Radio
"There are still millions of Americans wondering how Barry Bonds, Willie McCovey and Juan Marichal could have avoided winning a World Series in San Francisco - but a team that called itself The Misfits did. Well, thank heaven Andy Baggarly came along to explain it all so eloquently in this amazing book. It took a great writer and reporter to unearth the mysteries behind Aubrey Huff's thong, Brian Wilson's beard and this team's magical journey. And reading these riveting tales reminded me again why Andy Baggarly is one of the best baseball writers in America."
--Jayson Stark, ESPN
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Anyway for more on Baggarly's amazing writing check out his blog Extra Baggs
Those who know Baggarly's writing will find this book's style and tone familiar. The author always writes with sincerity and transparency in his blog posts and acumen in his articles. In 'Misfits' Baggarly mostly splits the two styles. The tone is less colloquial than his delivered insight from his blog, yet more compassionate than his articles which provides for a compelling narrative.
Any Giants fan will enjoy the book (even if he/she watched every inning of every game in 2010), however, it's written to a thinking fan who appreciates insight, perspective, good writing and a well told story.
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Competent and entertaining reading of the first SF Giants team to win the World Series since moving to San Francisco. Inside info and character profiles of the players.Published 13 days ago by desert dog
A Band of Misfits: Tales of the 2010 San Francisco Giants was a wonderful purchase for me. It is a must-have book for any San Francisco Giants fans. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BBQ Corn Chips
I like Andrew Baggarly's writing from following the Giants. I watched the 2010 season and never missed a playoff game or World Series game. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Mayer
Excellent book! Gave a lot of back stories on players that I didn't know about. Also delightful to read during the 2015 postseason (had some extra time since it's an odd year), to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by H. Meyer