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Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival Paperback – February 9, 1999
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In the epologue Geist confesses that he want his son Willie to be a star player but was satisfied that he made the high school varisty teams. In the end no matter how good or bad they are in little league they all eventually stop playing to do other things that interest them more or they find to have more success and rewards.
To illustrate the humor in the final game losing 12-4 Geist gives the kids sugar treats to pick up their energy. A rally starts but thinking ahead with the worst hitter Monique likely to come up with two outs, Geist gets a 40 ounce drink and gets her to leave on a bathroom break. ... This book has short easy to read chapters and integrates Geist's softball and basketball experiences in the theme of the little league season whereas Dunow had long chapters going back and forth from little league with his son to his childhood experiences with his father. Both books are good in their own way. But this one is much easier to read and more light hearted.
Geist puts on paper what nearly every Little League coach experiences. For anyone who has ever played in Little League baseball or other youth sports, or for those whose children have been involved in community athletics, this real look behind the scenes is a must read. Unless you are one of those parents who utilize the youth athletic system as a baby sitting service, you'll fully appreciate what goes on behind the scenes and you might even learn a little about your own behavior.
Take a step into the hillarious psychological and political game of Little League Baseball and meet the entire cast that helps mold the future of America's Favorite Pastime!
There are lots of laughs to be had, and you'll find yourself sharing parts with other coaches you know.
Especially good for new coaches. You may have heard that Little League is "very political". It is. The author highlights many ways that it is and also gives very good pointers on how you can get "advantages" in this "non-competitive" environment.
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Anyone who's contemplating coaching Little League, who is a parent or a current coach of a Little League player, or who enjoys a slice of humorous REAL LIFE baseball should read... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really funny. If you are a little league coach or parent this will be a very enjoyable book. Every coach will have had some players like these on your teams, coached against... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert B. Connor
EVERYONE who has kids in Little League, has had kids in Little League, or wants to have kids in Little League, PLEASE read this book. It is hilarious and hits all the points. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gary
As always, I'm a continuing fan of Bill Geist. His humor is down to earth, and satisfying. Especially to those of us living in the real world. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Judith R. Covington