Naturally, all of that--and more--has the Rat looking back at the good old days, gnawing over what worked; he's not afraid to show his teeth. His passionate screed raises questions, chews on problems, and spits out interesting solutions in a colloquial breeze that blows air more fresh than hot. Circling the bases of this personal-insider's journey, he examines why his baseball heroes--Casey Stengel, Ted Williams, Tom Seaver, and Ozzie Smith, for starters--are just that, and why the game needs more of them. "Baseball itself is a little nearsighted right now," he complains, "and there ain't any harm in riding it some. Maybe we can be the bench jockeys." Why not? Herzog's certainly shown a knack for bringing home winners from that position before, and the fun of Missin' is the ease with which it invites us all to join him for the ride. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"If, in the flood of baseball books coming out this spring, you don't read Herzog's, you're missin' a great book." -- Chicago Tribune
"The gossip alone makes the book a must." -- The Kansas City Star
Baseball Rants And Raves from "one of the greatest minds ever involved in the National Pastime." -- Chicago Daily Herald