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Baseball's Starry Night: Reliving Major League Baseball's 2011 Wild Card Night of Shock and Awe Kindle Edition
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Maybe that is the synthisis for your next book, Paul!
Never had it come down to anything like this before - eight teams deciding on the last day of the regular season who might have a shot at the World Series. In reading this book, fans of the winners that night will delight in reliving the thrilling experience through awakened memory and aroused feeling. Fans of the losers will find a measure of catharsis in bringing to the surface again a once unbearable loss. Fans of the Yankees will remember their mixed feelings. What did they want more? For their Yanks to win and show their superiority, or for the Yanks to lose and send Boston straight to the Hall of Shame again? Hard choice! But whatever, all readers of this marvelous book will be led to renewed gratitude for being alive and so thoroughly focused that night, when the baseball gods descended and called the plays. And they will thank Kocak for providing an engrossingly entertaining way of bringing it all back to us.
Not that all in this book focuses on this starry night and games leading to it. Kocak allows himself the freedom to flashback and explore other memorable times when destiny sent managers to the clubhouse and took control of the game through their agents - Bobby Thompson, Bucky Dent, Bill Buckner. In the end, then, the book is more than about one starry night. It is about fans' love for baseball and appreciation for its great moments and the ensuing lore that links generation to generation.
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This story took me right back to that unforgettable night. Terrific atmosphere.Published 2 months ago by Jim Commentucci
Loved the book, great story from many angles. A good read for any baseball fan for sure I really enjoyed it.Published 19 months ago by Gralton
I thought it was OK but needed to be done differently. To many statistics and repetition some places that seemed to drag the real story down.Published on July 17, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This should have been a better book. The story is one which writes itself but the author constantly injects himself into the narrative. Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by Thomas Brey
The pennant races of the 2011 season went down in a flash of excitement on the last regular game. It also provided a springboard for a most exciting 2012 season. Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by Pluggy
Kocak provides several different perspectives on the night, but I feel that the book truly lacks input from the players that participated in the games and the broadcasters and... Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Josh H.
The wild day of upsets and storybook endings to the regular baseball season are relived here. There will never again be and ending like this one. Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Charles J. Selden
A must read for any baseball aficionado. full of great information not only about that night but games in the past too. the social media tie in was brilliant .Published on November 1, 2012 by pat