Bob Wolff S Complete Guide To Sportscasting

Author: Bob Wolff
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616080817
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"Bob is a hero to all of us who have attempted to follow in his footsteps...This book is a gift to all of us." Chris Berman...

Mother S Guide To The Meaning Of Life

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781510731035
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Bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal's warm and hilarious guide to motherhood "Mother" may be the most underappreciated job title of all time, as any woman who has raised children can confirm. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, proud mother of three, can certainly attest to that fact, which is why she has chosen to compile a "scrapbook" of the kinds of things any disheartened or overwhelmed mother needs to hear. She provides encouragement for women who want to start families but are afraid to, and support for women who already have families and sometimes wish they'd never started. With Rosenthal's signature humor mixed with plenty of wisdom and a good dose of reassurance, she reminds moms that it's ok if their kids don't like them all the time, that every mom fantasizes about running away, and that moms should take joy in the things they can do better than their kids can--important things, like drawing a piece of toast. Moms will laugh out loud at Rosenthal's descriptions of chaotic, exhausting, hilarious scenes all moms know too well, and ultimately feel the warmth, joy, and purpose that makes mothering the rewarding job it is. The handy format makes this book perfect for picking up between warming bottle fluid, doing laundry, and putting away toys. Rosenthal's advice will ring true to mothers (and mothers-to-be) of all ages.

The Origins And Development Of The English Language

Author: John Algeo
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428231455
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Updated to reflect current research and rewritten for further clarity of presentation, the sixth edition of the best-selling THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE continues to take a linguistic-analysis approach and focuses on the facts of language rather than on theoretical approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dreams And Dead Ends

Author: Jack Shadoian
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198032632
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Dreams and Dead Ends provides a compelling history of the twentieth-century American gangster film. Beginning with Little Caesar (1930) and ending with Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995), Jack Shadoian adroitly analyzes twenty notable examples of the crime film genre. Moving chronologically through nearly seven decades, this volume offers illuminating readings of a select group of the classic films--including The Public Enemy, D.O.A., Bonnie and Clyde, and The Godfather--that best define and represent each period in the development of the American crime film. Richly illustrated with more than seventy film stills, Dreams and Dead Ends details the evolution of the genre through insightful and precise considerations of cinematography, characterization, and narrative style. This updated edition includes new readings of three additional movies--Once Upon a Time in America, Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, and Criss Cross--and brings this clear and lively discussion of the history of the gangster film to the end of the twentieth century.

Diamond Dollars

Author: Vince Gennaro
Publisher: Diamond Analytics
ISBN: 1310496307
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Diamond Dollars is a fresh, provocative, insightful, and analytical look at the business of baseball by author Vince Gennaro, a consultant to MLB teams. Gennaro addresses some key questions that affect how teams make decisions, how they assemble their roster, and ultimately, their bottom line: How does winning affect revenues for each team? How much value does a berth in the postseason generate for the Red Sox and Yankees? What is the Yankees’ marginal revenue vs. marginal cost of winning? What is the economic value of a highly productive Twins’ farm system? Why is a player’s value “situational”, depending on the competitiveness of his team and the market in which he plays? How much was Carlos Beltran worth to the Mets in 2006? How can we quantify Derek Jeter’s “marquee value”…his ability to draw fans? What is the relative cost of developing talent vs. buying it in the free agent market? How can we quantify Nomar Garciaparra’s injury risk and its impact on his dollar value? What is the dollar value of Cubs’ fans loyalty to their beloved team? How have the Red Sox, Yankees and Cubs built their team as a brand? How much Babe Ruth was worth to his Yankee teams of the 1920s and 1930s.? Baseball teams may have thought conceptually about some of these issues, but Diamond Dollars gives them the math to measure the effectiveness of their thinking and practices. This edition includes a 2013 preface by the author and a foreword by Jim Beattie, former Executive VP and General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos. “Diamond Dollars provides an insightful look at the business of baseball—at the free agent market, teams’ scouting and player development systems, and how clubs market their brands. The book mixes Vince’s business acumen as a top executive at a Fortune 50 company with his passion for the national pastime.” -Mark Attanasio, Chairman and Principal Owner, Milwaukee Brewers “Vince Gennaro shows a profound understanding of the economics of a team’s baseball decisions. His analyses of a team’s win-revenue relationship, the player development system and player valuation, make for a remarkably innovative examination of the baseball front office model that’s just as informative for a baseball executive as for a fan.” -Chris Antonetti, General Manager, Cleveland Indians “Diamond Dollars offers up exciting and stimulating new ideas about the business of baseball. It provides a set of metrics for decisions that have typically been a “gut feeling” for many organizations. I think teams should make this required reading for everyone in their organizations.” -Jim Beattie, former Executive VP and General Manager, Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos “Vince Gennaro has written the best book I’ve read on the business of baseball. It serves as both a “how-to manual” for baseball owners and a tour guide for fans who scratch their heads at the things their teams do. It should find plenty of readers in both camps.” -Dave Studenmund, Editor, The Hardball Times Annual

The Art Of Sportscasting

Author: Tom Hedrick
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1461626145
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Author Tom Hedrick has elicited and gathered strategic and tactical advice from the top professionals in sporstcasting. Over 76 top-notch sports broadcasting personalities share their experience and acquired wisdom, including Curt Gowdy, Ray Scott, Bob Costas, Jack Buck, Jim Nantz, Keith Jackson, Bob Starr, Joe Castiglione, Kevin Harlan, and Mitch Holthus. While their stories are enjoyable and motivating, these pros do more than reminisce. They itemize specific actions with lists of do's and don'ts and tips. Most importantly, they talk about the strong personal values and philosophies that are and have been essential to their success and to the journey for getting there.

The Jazz Theory Book

Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101459
Size: 19.68 MB
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The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me

Author: Richard Farina
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101549521
Size: 20.63 MB
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A witty, psychedelic, and telling novel of the 1960s Richard Fariña evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossus Pappadopoulis, weaves his way through the psychedelic landscape, encountering-among other things-mescaline, women, art, gluttony, falsehood, science, prayer, and, occasionally, truth. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Arena

Author: Rafi Kohan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631491276
Size: 10.27 MB
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The American sports stadium, in all its raucous glory, is a shockingly overlooked centerpiece of our national culture. In this game-changing romp, intrepid sportswriter Rafi Kohan finagles access to our most beloved fields to find out just what makes them tick: from old-timer Wrigley, creakily adjusting to the twenty-first century, to the flashy new lights of Jerry’s World in Dallas; from the uneasy return to enthusiasm at Penn State’s Happy Valley to the roller-coaster economy of LeBron’s Cleveland. Investigating quirky logistics and deeply ingrained traditions that encourage rowdy customs— like scalper turf wars, window-shattering fighter-jet flyovers, and death-defying halftime acts—Kohan debunks reductive truisms to expose the often punishing realities of building and maintaining these commercial cathedrals of sports worship. Rollicking and unforgettable, The Arena is a must-read for super fans, shameless bandwagoners, athletes, broadcasters, umpires, groundskeepers, architects, culture junkies, tailgaters, and anyone who’s ever eagerly headed off to the ballpark to catch a game.

The 1986 Boston Red Sox There Was More Than Game Six

Author: Bill Nowlin
Publisher: Society for American Baseball Research
ISBN: 9781943816194
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One of a two-book series on the rivals that met in the 1986 World Series, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, including biographies of every player, coach, broadcaster, and other important figures in the top organizations in baseball that year. This book on the 1986 season re-tells the story of that year's classic World Series. After four games, each team had won two away games and neither had won at home. Then the Red Sox won Game Five at Fenway, and were one game away from winning their first World Championship in 86 years. It came to the point they were one pitch away from baseball Nirvana. And then.... Just about everyone knows what happened, but there are takes on it here you might not have read elsewhere. Mostly, this is the story of each of the players, coaches, managers, and broadcasters, their lives in baseball and the way the 1986 season fit into their lives. As with many of the books published by the Society of American Baseball Research, this was a true collaborative effort. There are 74 different SABR members who contributed to making these two books on the Mets and Red Sox a reality. It took us two books to tell the story as well as we wanted. Be sure to pick up the companion 1986 New York Mets book for the rest of the story! Table of Contents: Tony Armas by Augusto Cardenas Marty Barrett by Mark Kanter Don Baylor by Malcolm Allen & Alfonso L Tusa C Wade Boggs by Steve West Oil Can Boyd by Bill Nowlin Mike Brown by Nick Waddell Bill Buckner by Dave Williams Roger Clemens by Rick Bush Steve Crawford by John DiFonzo Pat Dodson by Bob LeMoine Dwight Evans by Bill Nowlin Wes Gardner by Joanne Hulbert Rich Gedman by Tyler Ash Mike Greenwell by Joe Wancho Dave Henderson by Paul Hensler Glenn Hoffman by Clayton Trutor Bruce Hurst by Gregory H Wolf Tim Lollar by Gregory H Wolf Steve Lyons by Donna L Halper Al Nipper by Gregory H Wolf Spike Owen by Norm King Rey Quinones by John Gregory Jim Rice by Alex Edelman Ed Romero by Bill Nowlin Kevin Romine by Thomas Ayers Joe Sambito by Gene Gumbs Dave Sax by Rich Bogovich Calvin Schiraldi by David Forrester Tom Seaver by Maxwell Kates Jeff Sellers by Niall Adler Bob Stanley by Will Anderson Dave Stapleton by Tyler Ash Mike Stenhouse by Mark Sternman Sammy Stewart by Bill Nowlin Marc Sullivan by Armand Peterson LaSchelle Tarver by Mike Richard Mike Trujillo by Mike Richard Rob Woodward by Bob LeMoine Owner, Jean Yawkey by Joan M Thomas General Manager, Lou Gorman by Daniel R Levitt Manager, John McNamara by Mark Armour Coaches Bill Fischer by Bob LeMoine Walt Hriniak by David E Skelton Rene Lachemann by Norm King Joe Morgan by Rory Costello Broadcasters Joe Castiglione by Curt Smith Ken Coleman by Curt Smith Ned Martin by Bob LeMoine Bob Montgomery by Bill Nowlin Six 1986 Red Sox Games April 29, 1986 by Cecilia Tan and Bill Nowlin May 19, 1986 by Michael Huber May 20, 1986 by Doug Skipper August 21, 1986 by Bill Nowlin September 4, 1986 - Mets/Red Sox exhibition game by Saul Wisnia September 28, 1986 by Tom Flynn The 1986 American League Championship Series by Allan Wood Why was Bill Buckner still on the field at the end of Game Six? by Bill Nowlin The Revenge of 1912 by David Kaiser A Parade for the Fallen by Bob Brady The 1986 World Series by Matthew Silverman Mike Sergio by Bill Nowlin By The Numbers by Dan Fields How the Red Sox Were Built by Rod Nelson