Online kindle Pure Baseball Pitch by Pitch for the Advanced Fan author Keith Hernandez – freewebdesing.com
Nibbling with two strikes in this book I ve read both Hernandez s and Darling s books this off season and while Darlings was a nice read about the inner workings of the ame regarding pressure and failure Hernandez s was far interesting of a deep dive into baseball strategy that will actually change the way I look at certain strategies during a ame this season Do a search about baseball books or even best baseball books You ll et a lot of Young Drunks in Love good books Ball Four The Boys of Summer Eight Men Out The Glory of their Time The Soul of Baseball a personal favourite or mine Those are fine books They are not baseball books They are biographies They tell personal or historical stories They share the lives and actions of those who played or promoted or watched theame of baseball But they are not about baseballThere are exceptions Occasionally you ll Beyond the Snows of the Andes get someone to share a detail about theame itself like how it felt standing in front of this or that player but it s always in order to tell the story and the story isn t baseballSometimes you ll et a book like Moneyball which isn t a baseball book but an economicbusiness story written by an economybusiness writer that actually details integral parts of the ame like taking pitches or the way statistics translate to on field performance However those still do it for a reason outside of the The Patriot Bride game itself like detailing why a certain player was better or why batting averages doesn t matter when trading for players And then there are the books about baseball how to hit how to pitch etc Those usually lack anything that makes the non baseball books entertaining as they tend to be dry laconic and full of technical stuff I would ve loved to sit with Ted Williams and have him talk hitting but his Science of Hitting is way too much science and not enough hitting as in the batter and pitcher duel of physics and psychology K by Tyler Kepner is anotherood example It s supposed to be about pitches but really it s not about them at all but about pitchers and their stories and how they won or lost ames with a pitch and who learned from who If in Williams book you learn nothing about the hitter and a lot about hitting in K you learn a lot about pitchers but nothing about pitching And neither book talks about how those two interweave and develop throughout the amePure Baseball by Keith Hernandez is therefore the best pure baseball book It doesn t talk about the life story of the players or about the business of running a club or how did that player feel when his error caused the pitcher to lose the Inventing the Future game It talks about nothing but the actualame of baseball itself It talks balls and strikes fast balls and sliders swings misses hits and runs It talks base running and umpire calls It talks about fielding positions and signs Lefties and righties slumps and rallies It talks about baseball Nothing but baseball In this sense even if it was a bad book it would still be the best Baseball book out there Fortunately it s anything but a bad bookKeith Hernandez is one of the Understanding Women greatest who ever played theame Just ask any Mets or Cardinals fan Or Astros Red Sox Brewers or Braves fan for that matter He was NL co MVP NL batting champion and 11 times old lover He was always known as a Verdammt verliebt great hitter and a tough out and was always praised for his baseball brain and strike zone awareness He is considered the best 1st baseman ever He was field leader and team captain So he has the credentials He knows how to deliver this knowledge as well as he s been doing for the past decade as a part of the announce team at SNY commenting on Metsames In this way he s perfect for this job of narrating through two ball The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, games pitch by pitch having been both cerebral as a player and entertaining as an analystThis book does nothing less or than talk baseball It details twoames one between the Phillies and the Braves the other between the Tigers and Yankees He details the Inverloch Volume 4 game pitch by pitch by not only calling the plays or analysing them. Se stealing lineups umpiring etiuette double steal rundowns hit and runs signals infield shifts and His most intense and incisive analysis however is saved for the psychology of the pitcher hitter duels No matter where you are watching you will never again see theame in the same way PlayboyKeith Hernandez it turns out is even smarter than we thought he was in the Mets' The Good and Beautiful God glory years All the subtleties of baseball are revealed as the twoames unfold Mr Hernandez's opinions and pet peeves intentional walks early inning sacrifices throwing fastballs to prevent stolen bases large
I thought I was a fan of the ame before this book I could not have been wrong After reading this book I became a true fanatic for this wonderful maddening beautiful and crazy ame Mr Hernandez shows the reader that baseball is not just a physical amebut a mental one as well Because of his breakdown of the pitchercatcher vs batter matchup I actually root for low scoring pitching duels A reat The Horse in Celtic Culture guide to the serious baseball fan about pitches selected count runners etc A bit much for a new fan Pretty much pure baseball theory in the form of Keith Hernandez watching twoames circa summer 93 I think and breaking them down pitch by pitch What pitch counts does the hit and run work on Keith is happy to explain This is or less like listening to him call a ame I suspect it was kind of an audition tape though without the drama of an actual ame or his delicious ever present semi snark Keith definitely loses narrative momentum freuently If you love the nature of the Every Boys Dream game of baseball it s structure it s strategies set plays and what isoing through the minds of every player and manager on the field reading this book is an unparalleled experience Kieth Hernandez covers two Starflight Zero games Philadelphia versus Atlanta in the National League and Detroit versus New York in the American League played one week apart in June 1993In this case covering theames means a pitch by pitch commentary on what is A Succession of Bad Days going on in theame It is fascinating to hear his descriptions critiues and his The Multi-Orgasmic Man guesses on what isoing to happen nextHernandez takes side trips to explain some elements of baseball including a 10 page explanation of the hit and runI am reading this for the second time and enjoying it all the Hernandez has a The Grave Of The Right Hand good sense of humor writes in a light hearted but knowledgeable way and shows both his love for and knowledge of theame This is a reat alternative take to analyzing baseball from Big Data Baseball that I read earlier this year Actually those two names pretty much sum it up while that was Big Data Baseball this book analyzes Pure Baseball Despite approaching this book with a modern head to the ame I still found there was a lot to love about Keith Hernandez analysis First and foremost Big Data Baseball can be enjoyed without ever watching a The Beast House / After Midnight game That book highlights how statistics can overlay over theame to make a not so Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) great team much betterBut this isn t a review of Big Data Baseball and further Pure Baseball cannot be enjoyed without ever watching aame If you don t enjoy watching every pitch of every at bat I I Walk in Dread guarantee you are notoing to enjoy reading about them But if you do Keith Hernandez offers perspective that not many people The Life You Save get to have straight out of the mouth of someone who stood on the plate and watched how players were positioned for him Sometimes you can catch Keith doing things that the BDB folks would look down on like having a feeling about where to position against a specific player but even then he offers his analysis on why thoseut feelings occur While some of the advice might be out of date I still feel like my analysis of the minute aspects of the Tempting Meredith (Lovers and Friends, game is much stronger I also enjoyed reading about some big Yankee names as I am from New York like Bernie Paul O Neill and of course Wade Boggs Even hearing Keith describe some of his contemporaries is fun such as is his respect for Johnny Bench Wade Boggs and Nolan RyanThis was aood read Only Inside MacPaint gave this book 3 stars but that s a reflection on my limitations than on those of Hernandez bookI want to press this book into the hands of anyone fin Keith Hernandez breaks down two regular seasonsames from 1993 pitch by pitch and interjects anecdotes and lessons learned from his own 17 year career I ve read a lot of baseball books but this was a uniue perspective and it totally works because Hernandez is an excellent observer and teacher of the Othello (Shakespeare for Everyone Else, game as evidenced by his work announcing Metsames with former teammate Ron Darling who he surprisingly criticized a bit about. Former All Star Keith Hernandez teaches even the most learned fan a thing or two about baseball with his unparalleled insight into all aspects of the Fit For The Chase; Cars And The Movies game from the action in the bullpen to the positioning on the field to the plays at the platePraise for Pure BaseballWe have never seen theame scrutinised with such care and detail Hernandez provides commentary on two ball ames in the 1993 season a Philles Braves match up and an extra innings battle between the Tigers and the Yankees He examines the overall strategies of the ame and offers ood analyses of fielding techniues ba.
But by explaining how from 1st pitch to last the ame in front of us evolve Why would the batter with 2 men on bases swing on that particular pitch Why did the pitcher select that pitch How does each of these affect the field position and how did the outcome of that play affect everything that happened afterwardsBob Costas used to say how talking about a single hit or catch or pitch was always the bad discussion because there were so many elements involved in that specific play and he would then Variante, Vol. 2 (Variante, go into describing them This book takes the other approach and talks about each pitch and play in context and as they take shape The same way that a three pointer with the buzzer is not the play that won or lost theame but the 170 shots that were taken before that which Managers of Their Homes got theame to a 2 point lead with 025 seconds left on the clock For a fan there are many levels of enjoying baseball at home or at the stands There is the casual outing or the rooting for your team aspect There s the excitement of seeing a team rally or shut the opposition Some like to keep score or argue and debate the Competitive Solutions game with their friends This takes theame one level deeper It presents baseball as it truly is a The Payoff Principle game of conseuences played pitch by pitch where every move is being based on what came before and influences what will come after It s chess played with dice It s a physical non physicalame It s a Darkest Night (Birthright, game like no other and deserves a book that describe it perfectly and minutely because it s the only sport about which such a book can be written This is this book A dense detailed book that takes 230 pages to describe two just two run of the mill baseballames Your uide is famed batter Keith Hernandez who naturally knows his stuff but can also write about it in a clear and compelling conversational style He reveals complexities of which I was completely oblivious and which has transformed the way I watch the ameThe book proclaims itself to be for the advanced fan which I clearly am not I still ot a huge amount from it although I had to puzzle over some phraseology that would be natural to a seasoned spectator It could easily be made accessible though with a lossary and rule summary at the back It also Rich Kids got complex as the book wore on commendably Hernandez assumes that you have learnt what he told you previously in the bookBut boy is it dense Hernandez doesn t waste many words on much that isn t pretty directly related to some facet of baseball with that facet directly related to what is happening in theame at the point he s currently describing I found at times that I had to limit how much I read without losing concentrationIt was written about 20 years ago so I m sure loads has changed but perhaps not It also doesn t mention any of the doping scandals that plagued the sport but I don t know whether this is because the book is from a prior era I don t think so through wilful bowlderisation of history editorial judgement avoidance of being sued or not wanting to piss off his colleaguesThere is a little bit of self puffery here but not enough for me to find objectionable He also seems happy to let you know when he s The Perfect Collection guessed wrong when it would have been easy to fix what he said I don t know maybe some of that dido on but I didn t Bob Stevenson get that sense It s opinionated too he s happy to say when he disagrees with conventional wisdomSo for all that and for this reader it is probably a book to reread Iot it from the library but would definitely like to buy a copy to refer toProbably the best sports book I ve ever read Easily one of the best baseball books I ve ever read Hernandez has credibility because he played in the majors for so long The most interesting The Offer game is the one he attended in person PhilliesBraves his insights into theame are excellent even for people who ve watched the Inside Campaigns; Elections Through the Eyes of Political Professionals game for decades This is from 1993 and even though there have been many changes in baseball the relationship between pitcher and batter is timeless so this book is relevant today. Aps in the outfield pitchers who 'nibble nibble nibble are well thought out and clearly articulated He is particularly strong in analyzing the cat and mouseame played between pitchers and hitters as the count shifts the odds back and forth New York Times Book Review An MVP of a Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors Telling the Story guide to the national pastime from savvy 17 year veteran of the major leagues who remains an ardent fan in retirement Hernandez came up with an angle that works to near perfection tellingly detailed start to finish accounts of twoames played midway through the 1993 baseball season Kirkus Reviewsstarre.