Sunday, May 16, 2010

George F. Will's Men at Work digs deep into the intricacies of baseball

George F. Will's Men at Work is considered by many to be one of the most notable baseball books ever written. Originally published in 1990, the book has been reissued in paperback form, with a new introduction.

The book is certainly not for the casual baseball fan, as Will dives into the deep end of analysis and examination that each great manager and player does. To illustrate this, he relies on interviews and discussions with Tony La Russa, Tony Gwynn, Orel Hershiser and Cal Ripken, Jr. Throughout the book, you'll get rare glimpses into the pregame preparations of a manager and his staff as they study each player and scenario with incredible detail.

In Men at Work, Will proves that baseball is more than just a game full of talented athletes. These men are also scholars in their own right. The most successful batters have studied each pitcher they will face, learning all of their tendencies, while the pitchers have done the same homework on the batters.

There is no situation that goes uncovered by George F. Will. If you want to learn more about the game than you ever thought you could know, this is the book for you.

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