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Some of the players seemed more like caricatures rather than characters.
This book describes his Yale baseball team and his minor league season, with both the disgust over the conduct of teammates (at times) and his love of the sport.
All in all this is an exceptional baseball book and a very enjoyable and well written read.
After reading this book, I find it amazing that anyone makes it to the major leagues. Life in the minors is definitely no picnic. Read morePublished 7 days ago by E. Nadolny
My son is going through the draft process. I asked one of the scouts what was the best book on the minor leagues (in which he had played himself), and he said this one. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Baseball life
Read it twice. Enjoyed the journey the second time. Provides good insight into the game and the challenge of playing professionally.Published 2 months ago by bill
Fun little book for a baseball fan with a glimpse into the minor leagues.Published 4 months ago by roberto21admirer
Matt McCarthy's funny, revealing and moving memoir, ODD MAN OUT, is probably the best book about the lower levels of professional baseball since Pat Jordan's classic A False Spring... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Timothy J. Bazzett
Best sports book I have read in a long time. Get it if you like baseball. Quick ship. Good pricePublished 5 months ago by R. Murphy
Expected better language skills from someone so highly educated. Perhaps he thought he should dumb it down for sports fans. I would rather he hadn't. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kristin M. Bergeson
I had high hopes for "Odd Man Out" after reading a book review several years back. While I was entertained by McCarthy and his sarcastic style, I wasn't riveted to the book... Read morePublished 9 months ago by btwhite22
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an incredibly entertaining, all-access account of McCarthy's life in the minor leagues with the rookie league Provo Angels. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Josh H.