Hometown Hardball

Hometown Hardball Author Tim Healey
ISBN-10 9781493028597
Release 2017-06-30
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Grab a Zweigle's White Hot at Dwyer Stadium (built in 1939) and cheer on the Batavia Muckdogs. Join B.B. the Bluefish as he warms up the crowd at Bridgeport's Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Take in the view of Coney Island from the upper deck of MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Watch from a box seat in Pawtucket as top Red Sox prospects try to make it to the bigs. . . . It's all part of minor league baseball in the Northeast. This book conveys the essence of the sport--from the sublime (summer nights under the lights cheering for a hometown team) to the ridiculous (racing bagels, cowboy monkeys, garish "alternate" uniforms--by visiting 27 minor league ballparks through the Northeast. It offers both a visitor's guide and an appealing narrative, covering the particulars of each venue--who plays there and when, how to get there, where to sit and what to eat--and describing what makes each park, and each team and town, special. It also offers a bit of history of the parks--the legends who played there and the great games they hosted. From Portland, Maine (home of the Sea Dogs) to Altoona, Pennsylvania (home of the Curve), this book features Triple-A, Double-A, and Single-A action from every part of the region.



Country Hardball

Country Hardball Author Steve Weddle
ISBN-10 9781440570810
Release 2013-11-18
Pages 208
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After more than a decade spent in and out of juvenile detention, halfway houses, and jail, Roy Alison returns to his rural hometown determined to do better, to be better. But what he finds is a working-class community devastated by the economic downturn--a town without anything to hold onto but the past. Staying with his grandmother, Roy discovers a family history of good intentions and bad choices, of making do without much chance of doing better. Around him, families lose their sons to war, hunting accidents, drugs. And Roy, along with the town, falls into old patterns established generations ago. A novel-in-stories in the tradition of Bonnie Jo Campbell, Donald Ray Pollock, Denis Johnson, and Alan Heathcock, Country Hardball is a powerfully observed and devastatingly understated portrait of the American working class. "Steve Weddle's Country Hardball is a perfect combination of the brokenhearted and the just flat broke... Here's hoping Weddle never stops writing..." --Benjamin Whitmer, author of Pike



Ultimate Baseball Road Trip

Ultimate Baseball Road Trip Author Josh Pahigian
ISBN-10 9780762784196
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 512
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The most entertaining and comprehensive guide to every baseball fan’s dream road trip—including every new ballpark since the 2004 edition—revised and completely updated!



Hometown Love A Bliss Bundle

Hometown Love  A Bliss Bundle Author Rachel Harris
ISBN-10 9781622666461
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 863
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**For a limited time only!** Three novels that prove love can always be found right at home There’s nothing quite like the comfort and serenity of returning home again, especially when combined with the sizzle and excitement of finding true love. This limited-edition contemporary romance boxed set from Entangled’s Bliss line features three fun and flirty small-town stories sure to make you laugh, sigh, and smile long after you’ve turned the last page. Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris: Colby Robicheaux knows her brother’s best friend—delectable fire captain Jason Landry—is off-limits, and anyway, she’s only back home for a short time. Jason’s looking for someone to help him raise his preteen daughter, not a fling, but Colby’s all grown up and tempting as ever. Playing at Love by Ophelia London: When Tess Johansson’s music program gets pitted against Jack Marshall’s football program in a battle for funding, she knows only one of them can win. Jack might be the summer love she never forgot, but her job means everything to her. Competing against the enemy was never quite this much fun. Lucky Break by Kelley Vitollo: Sydney Williams might have come home to her small town of Shamrock Falls, but it’ll take more than that to rekindle a broken friendship with her childhood best friend, Kade Mitchell. When friendship turns to sparks turns to more, will Kade be able to convince his best friend to gamble on forever?



Hardball Selling

Hardball Selling Author Robert L Shook
ISBN-10 1402214855
Release 2003-12-01
Pages 224
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Straightforward secrets and strategies for salespeople who want to join the winning top 5 percent of the sales force •Get your foot in the door •Control the sale without manipulation •Create a sense of urgency •Let the buyer participate •Learn the crucial subtleties of an aggressive approach •Target the biggest sales •Sell abroad And much more For many companies, 20 percent of their sales force generates 80 percent of their sales volume. In this hands-on guide, Robert L. Shook, a master salesman, teaches the high-pressure strategies that mean the difference between a super seller and a salesperson. The methods spelled out in this book describe what it takes to be in the elite 5 percent. In Hardball Selling, Shook inspires all salespeople to dare to be different and master hard selling without browbeating or offending customers. Shook spent 17 years in the trenches perfecting his successful strategies. Using the four basic principles of hardball selling, he guides you through all the steps, from getting past the "gatekeeper" to the single-minded tactics necessary to close a sale. "Shook's Hardball Selling is provocative and controversial—and filled with wonderful selling tips. I highly recommend it to every salesperson."—Martin D. Shafiroff, the world's No. 1 stockbroker



I Love Puppies

I Love Puppies Author Annabel Savery
ISBN-10 1626862966
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 32
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Prepare to explore the diverse world of our adorable canine companions with "I Love Puppies." This complete activity kit allows kids to read, play, and learn all about the most popular dog breeds, understand their body language and behavior, and discover how dogs are trained to work with people and perform in competitions. Full-color photos throughout the book capture these loyal animals in full detail, and the included puppy poster and reusable stickers complete the kit. Once kids have pored over the pages of the book, they can build their own dazzling puppy show utilizing the shaped box and cardstock pieces for an obstacle course and a doghouse, and then parade their puppy model around the ring! Includes: 32-page fact book Model puppy 71 reusable stickers 23 x 16-inch poster 29 model pieces to build a puppy show "



The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2006

The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2006 Author ACTA Publications
ISBN-10 0879463082
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 320
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The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2006 is a comprehensive analysis of the entire 2005 MLB season from the first pitch to the last out, including a breakdown of the playoffs and World Series.



Hardball

Hardball Author Chris Matthews
ISBN-10 1416562613
Release 1999-11-02
Pages 240
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How politics is played by one who knows the game... Chris Matthews has spent a quarter century on the playing field of American politics—from right-hand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's highest rated cable talk show Hardball. In this revised and updated edition of his political classic, he offers fascinating new stories of raw ambition, brutal rivalry, and exquisite seduction and reveals the inside rules that govern the game of power.



Shut Out

Shut Out Author Howard Bryant
ISBN-10 041592779X
Release 2002
Pages 278
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Describes the history of race relations and its impact on the Boston Red Sox, from the 1930s to the present day.



Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Team Histories

Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Team Histories Author Peter C. Bjarkman
ISBN-10 0887363741
Release 1991
Pages 548
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Traces the develoment of all twelve National League teams, and looks at the players, owners, and managers that have shaped each franchise



Hardball Fever

Hardball Fever Author John Carver
ISBN-10 0966357914
Release 2000-11-01
Pages 390
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Rick Mason is a down-and-out baseball player who's flat broke and on the verge of becoming an alcoholic. Then Rick takes a job managing a minor league ball club. That's when the trouble really begins.



A Little Texas Mills Boon Cherish Hometown U S A Book 20

A Little Texas  Mills   Boon Cherish   Hometown U S A   Book 20 Author Liz Talley
ISBN-10 9781408944851
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 192
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Growing up in tiny Oak Stand gave Kate Newman all the Texas she'd ever want.



Baseball in the Carolinas

Baseball in the Carolinas Author Chris Holaday
ISBN-10 0786480858
Release 2002-03-25
Pages 206
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It is not known exactly when base ball first made its way down to the Carolinas, but it was being played in North and South Carolina at least as early as the Civil War. By the early years of the twentieth century, the game had become a dominant form of entertainment in both states--and has remained a part of many communities across the Carolinas ever since. This work is a collection of 25 nonfiction stories about baseball as it has been played in the Carolinas from its early days to the present. Contributors to this work include Marshall Adesman writing about his love for the Durham Athletic Park, David Beal remembering the last bus trip the Winston-Salem Warthogs made to play the Durham Bulls in 1997 before the Bulls became a Triple A team, Robert Gaunt writing about the All-American Girls Baseball League and its players in South Carolina, Thomas Perry telling the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson's start in baseball in the textile leagues, Parker Chesson relating the 1947 Albemarle League playoff, and Bijan Bayne chronicling black professional baseball in North Carolina from World War I to the Depression, just to name a few.



Jack Kennedy

Jack Kennedy Author Chris Matthews
ISBN-10 1451635109
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 496
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The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling biography of John F. Kennedy, by Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball. “What was he like?” Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him “that elusive, unforgettable man?” In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war. Matthews’s extraordinary biography is based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK, oral histories by top political aide Kenneth O’Donnell and others, documents from his years as a student at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy’s first interview after Dallas. As Matthews writes: “I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father’s son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know.” “Filled with the vitality and spirit that made Jack Kennedy such a magical figure. Chris Matthews shows the cunning and determination beneath that magic. It’s an awesome and delightful book.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs



Be a global force of one in your hometown

Be a global force of one  in your hometown Author John T. Boal
ISBN-10 0962661724
Release 1998-03-01
Pages 261
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Be a global force of one in your hometown has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Be a global force of one in your hometown also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Be a global force of one in your hometown book for free.



This Town

This Town Author Mark Leibovich
ISBN-10 9781101611081
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 416
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Washington D.C. might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation's capital, just millionaires. Through the eyes of Leibovich we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year; how political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city's most powerful and puzzled-over journalist; how a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent "brand" than many elected members of Congress. And how an administration bent on "changing Washington" can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath. Outrageous, fascinating, and very necessary, This Town is a must-read whether you're inside the highway which encircles DC - or just trying to get there.



At Mama s Knee

At Mama s Knee Author April Ryan
ISBN-10 9781442265646
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 180
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In her first book, The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan examined race in America through her experience as a White House reporter. In this book, she shifts the conversation from the White House to every home in America. At Mama’s Knee looks at race and race relations through the lessons that mothers transmit to their children. As a single African American mother in Baltimore, Ryan has struggled with each gut wrenching, race related news story to find the words to convey the right lessons to her daughters. To better understand how mothers transfer to their children wisdom on race and race relations, she reached out to other mothers—prominent political leaders like Hillary Clinton and Valerie Jarrett, celebrities like Cindy Williams, and others like Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, whose lives have been impacted by prominent race related events. At a time when Americans still struggle to address racial division and prejudice, their stories remind us that attitudes change from one generation to the next and one child at a time. Features interviews with: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; John Lewis, congressman; Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, Secretary of State, Presidential candidate; Cindy Williams, actress known for role of Shirley on Laverne & Shirley; Cory Booker, United States senator; Christopher Darden, OJ Simpson prosecutor; Michael Cole, actor best known for role of Pete on The Mod Squad; Valerie Jarrett, presidential advisor; Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy; Iyanla Vansant, author, life coach and television personality; Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist; President Barack Obama; and President Jimmy Carter.