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“A classic that may even stand up as the best basebal book of the ‘90s.” (Chicago Tribune)

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George Will on baseball. Perfect….A book of surpassing enthusiasm and intelligence.”

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Now with a new introduction, George F. Will’s classic bestseller, Men at Work, is back. The renowned author, political pundit, and diehard sports enthusiast discourses on the Great American Pastime in a work that stands with The Boys of Summer, Summer of ’49, All My Octobers, and The Glory of Their Times as one of the finest baseball books ever written. The New York Times Book Review calls it, “an excellent book about excellence,” while the St. Louis Post-Dispatch promises that, “anyone who truly loves the game…will find Men At Work thoroughly rewarding.” No doubt about it, George F. Will has hit a grand slam home run!

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An inside look into the game of baseball. 4 juillet 2001
Par ROBERT KINGSLEY - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
If you have ever wondered how the players and managers prepare to do the amazing things we see every day of the baseball season this is the book for you! I have loved the game for my entire life, but I never realized so much preparation goes into every little aspect of the game. George Will covers each part of the game - pitching, hitting, and fielding - by observing and interviewing some of the greats of the game; Hershiser on pitching, Gwynn on hitting, Ripken on fielding, and Larussa on putting it all together.
George Will quoted Wes Westrum in this book - "Baseball is like church. Many attend, but few understand." This book increased my understanding of the game and as a result has added to my enjoyment of baseball. I see things I didn't see before I read this book - the nuances of the game have become more clear.
I did not believe I could love the game more, but after reading this book, I do! I would highly recommend this book to both students of the game and to newcomers looking to understand the game.
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Will breaks down a complex game into four manageable pieces. 10 octobre 1997
Par derykm@siu.edu - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors as the coaches meet before a game, or how much sign stealing really ocurrs? The answers to these questions and much more about the behind-the-scenes goings on of the great game of baseball are in this magnificent book by the conservative political columnist George F. Will. Will takes you behind closed doors with Tony LaRussa, the best manager in the game. He also takes you to the pither's mound with Orel Hershiser, to the batter's box with Tony Gwynn, and to the shortstop's position with Cal Ripken, Jr. And when he gets you there, he explains every thing that is going on in everyone's head and he does it with stunning detail, and first-hand knowledge that will keep you begging for more after you finish. Will's book is a must have for even the casual baseball fan.
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A Baseball Gem 19 février 1998
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
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If you have ever had any doubt that baseball is a slow paced, boring sport that withers in comparison to football, basketball, and hockey, then this book is definitely for you. In it, George Will explains the simple pleasures of baseball and the tremendous perfections in which it involves. He goes into great detail of the managers roles, the pitchers roles, the batters roles, and the fielders roles, focusing mainly on Tony LaRussa, Orel Hershieser, Tony Gwynn, and Cal Ripken respectively, but often throwing in stories of other baseball greats. Will gives tremendous insite of the finer points of the game which should be appreciated by any true sports fan. He shows how baseball is not only a game of physical skill, but of tremendous mental skill, and a little bit of luck. I found this book to be amazingly interesting and insiteful. Already being a baseball fan it taught me to enjoy the game on a whole knew level, the strategic level of it and I highly recommend it to any baseball fan, or sports fan for that matter.
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Excellent 27 février 2006
Par David Blanton - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is a fascinating journey into the national pastime. George Will writes economically and wisely not only about what the game is, but also what it once was. The evolution of the sport - although that is certainly not the focus of the book - is illuminating for anyone who is interested in how institutions come to change. Will brings a deep explanation to the chief facets of the game - managing, pitching, hitting and defense. Ultimately they groove together to form a gorgeous tapestry of understanding. There's a word for this kind of non-fiction work: indispensable.
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Excellent! I read it over and over and never tire of it 16 février 2006
Par E. King - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
If you enjoy the sport of baseball, you gotta read this book. George Will provides insights into the details of baseball by examining the game from the perspective of the Manager, the Batter, the Pitcher and the Fielder. It's wonderful the descriptions of the minute aspects that make the difference between a regular player and someone with the skills like future Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. I've read this book many times, and I never tire of the stories of how this game is meant to be played. You will enjoy the game even more after reading this book.
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