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Why Time Begins on Opening Day (The Penquin sports library) Paperback – April 2, 1985

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Product Details

  • Series: The Penquin sports library
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (April 2, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140076611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140076615
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,046,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sportswriter Tom Boswell of the Washington Post is a gifted analyst with a flair for moving prose. Here he covers baseball in the late 1970's and early 1980's in a series of essays that display a mixture of wit, insight, humor and reverence. Boswell focuses heavily on the nearby Baltimore Orioles and a couple other teams. Boswell gives fans a sense of what the players feel in terms of pressure, and how they deal with heart-breaking losses. There's also a section on pinch hitting, one on the late batting guru Charlie Lau, and another on how pitchers care for their valued arms. This is a fan's book, one written by one of baseball's most stringent devotees. The pages are a bit dated, but this remains superb reading for fans and students of the game.
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An ecellent reading for anyone who does or has enjoyed the national passtime. Boswell records many hillarious insigts, all framed within the scope of the always unpredictable game. You will truly enjoy it!
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I truly enjoyed the inside look at MLB during an era where I really became interested in baseball. It's especially interesting to look back almost 30 years since it was first published and see how some of the predictions/projections fared.

Boswell is a great sports writer.
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This is wonderful book written by Tom Boswell, who loved baseball. It is a joy to read whether you like or know the game. For those who know the game, it is a jewel to be reread especially in the Spring as the upcoming season offers hope and in the Fall as the season comes to a close. Even though many of the players and some of the teams have left the planet, it is still relevant.
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There's none better to read than Thomas Boswell if you want to understand why baseball is America's pastime. He goes to the core of why so many love the game.
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