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All in all this is an exceptional baseball book and a very enjoyable and well written read.
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.
I don't think it would appeal much to those who aren't baseball fans, but perhaps I am wrong -- I didn't try to make my wife read it to find out.
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 4 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Josh H.
Great baseball book about playing in the minors. The author graduated from Yale, but was a good enough pitcher to get drafted.. It's a very funny book.Published 2 months ago by Ira Sacharoff
Many of the key incidents the author describes have turned out to be fabrications. Unfortunately for McCarthy, organized baseball keeps detailed records on where players were... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lesmok
Easy to read and stories that had me laughing out loud. Very much like other books I've read of the sort (Hayhurst, etc).Published 10 months ago by Bob
Dirk Hayhurst wrote one of the funniest, most telling, intelligent treatises of minor league baseball life I have ever read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Pugwash
Gives a good insight into the minor leagues. Any baseball fan would enjoy this book, especially Angels fans. Will read it again.Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed this book by minor-leaguer Matt McCarthy. His stories about minor league road trips were great. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer