Bob Wolff S Complete Guide To Sportscasting

Author: Bob Wolff
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616080817
Size: 36.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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...

Billy Martin

Author: Bill Pennington
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544022092
Size: 35.18 MB
Format: PDF
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A portrait of the 1950s New York Yankees second baseman explores the athletic and leadership genius behind his mercurial personality and controversial antics, tracing his shantytown upbringing and conflict-marked relationships. 40,000 first printing.

Mother S Guide To The Meaning Of Life

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781510731035
Size: 79.99 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Diamond Dollars

Author: Vince Gennaro
Publisher: Diamond Analytics
ISBN: 1310496307
Size: 30.58 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

How To Speak Soccer

Author: Sally Cook
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250072026
Size: 63.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Soccer, the world's most popular sport, has a growing fan base with millions of enthusiasts. Whether you're a newcomer to this exciting sport or a longtime fan, in How to Speak Soccer authors Sally Cook and Ross MacDonald share the definitions to over 150 terms, plus a range of amusing trivia. Learn about the history of the World Cup, where red and yellow cards come from, and much more! -Diving Header: When a player dives horizontally to head a ball at knee-height -Rainbow Kick: A trick kick that is done by flicking the ball with the back of the heel and over one's head. It is usually employed to avoid a sliding tackle. -Rocket: A shot that is struck with immense power.

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me

Author: Richard Farina
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101549521
Size: 25.75 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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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 Origins And Development Of The English Language

Author: John Algeo
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428231455
Size: 38.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Art Of Sportscasting

Author: Tom Hedrick
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1461626145
Size: 50.45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Dreams And Dead Ends

Author: Jack Shadoian
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198032632
Size: 61.45 MB
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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.

100 Things To Do In The Upper Peninsula Before You Die

Author: Kath Usitalo
Publisher: Reedy Press LLC
ISBN: 1681060884
Size: 72.12 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Touring Michigan's Upper Peninsula (U.P.) is like taking a two-week trip by station wagon. Not in terms of time—you can sample plenty if four days is all you have. It’s about stepping back and appreciating a place of raw scenic beauty dotted with roadside attractions, blinker-light towns, rustic cabins and hand-painted signs advertising smoked fish and homemade jam. With 100 Things to Do in the Upper Peninsula Before You Die, discover a land mostly surrounded by the Great Lakes Huron, Michigan and Superior, linked to the state’s Mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula by a five-mile suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac. The U.P. surprises with Victorian-era and car-free Mackinac Island, millions of acres of forests, waterfalls, wildlife, remnants of the prosperous copper mining era, and 1,700 miles of spectacular shoreline. It’s home to about 311,000 hardy Yoopers (U.P.-ers), just 3% of Michigan’s population across a third of the state’s territory. Cell phone service can be spotty and the top speed along two-lane highways is 55 mph—all the better to slow down and embrace the U.P., whether you’re in search of extreme sports experiences, soft adventure or a simple slice of solitude.