Watching Baseball: Discovering The Game Within The Game

Watching Baseball: Discovering The Game Within The Game

by Jerry Remy, Corey Sandler

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The Boston Globe's number-one bestseller is back, revised and updated for the 2008 season and presented in a new trim size. Jerry Remy's name and face are already known to millions of fans. During baseball season 400,000 or more households tune in to listen to his broadcast of Red Sox games. But many learned to love him years ago when he was traded to the Sox, earning a trip to the 1978 All-Star Game in his first year with the team. Remy hit .278, scored eighty-seven runs, and stole thirty bases that season.

Injured in 1984, Remy never played another game. In 1988 he began his work as an announcer, working color commentary for Red Sox broadcasts on NESN, a basic cable channel available throughout New England and by satellite across the country.

In Watching Baseball Remy explains America's favorite sport by going inside the minds of coaches and players to reveal the game within the game. He takes readers around the diamond, pointing out the positioning of infielders, what's really going on during batting practice, how catchers and pitchers call a game, the difference between high cheese and a knuckler, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461747116
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 466,658
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Jerry Remy is an extraordinary broadcaster with an intimate knowledge of baseball that comes from more than a decade as a major league player and more than 2,200 games as the voice of the Boston Red Sox. He hosts the popular Web site,, and the Jerry Remy chat room on Yahoo, one of the most popular baseball sites. He is well loved by the huge Red Sox Nation.

Corey Sandler is author of more than 125 books on entertainment, travel, and business topics. A lifelong baseball fan, he maintains the arcane art of scoring a game from the stands or the press box.

Read an Excerpt

"I remember the first time I walked up the ramp inside Fenway Park and stepped out into the grandstand. The first thing that I saw was the wall, a huge green thing. And then there was the beautiful grass and the colors of the players' uniforms. I was stunned. I guess I still am."

"For me baseball is ... like a soap opera. In baseball the soap opera starts opening day and continues until the final day of the season. There are going to be so many ups and downs over 162 games and six months of playing: wins, losses, injuries, players upset at the manager, the manager upset with the players, superstars who refuse to talk to the press, and superstars who talk too much."

"I have such an advantage over Barry Bonds, Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire, and the other great home-run hitters of our time. I can recall almost every one of my homers, all seven of them."

"Watch the pitcher's body language. Some pitchers lay claim to the mound with a sneer and a swagger. Others seem to dissolve before your eyes, with a deer-in-the-headlights panicked stare when they give up a few runs."

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