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Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember

Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember

Written by John Feinstein

Narrated by Mel Foster


Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember

Written by John Feinstein

Narrated by Mel Foster

ratings:
4/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
18 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 2, 2008
ISBN:
9781400177493
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Seasoned pitchers Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina have seen it all in the Major Leagues, and both entered 2007 in search of individual milestones and one more shot at the World Series-Glavine with the Mets, Mussina five miles away with the Yankees. The two veterans experience very different seasons-one on a team dealing with the pressure to get to a World Series for the first time in seven years, the other with a team expected to be there every year. Taking the reader through contract negotiations, spring training, the ups of wins and the downs of losses, and the people in their lives-family, managers, pitching coaches, agents, catchers, other pitchers-Feinstein provides a true insider's look at the pressure cooker of sports at the highest level.
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 2, 2008
ISBN:
9781400177493
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

John Feinstein is the author of more than thirty books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers: A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. He is also the author of numerous kids mysteries. His first young adult mystery, Last Shot, won the Edgar Allen Poe Award. John also works for the Washington Post, The Golf Channel, Sirius XM Radio and Comcast Sportsnet.

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  • (4/5)
    It's a long season, the baseball cliche goes, and this is a correspondingly long book.IMO it could have been about 100 pages shorter, but it does hold interest. And Feinstein has an excellent sense of what behind-the-scenes info we really want to know about athletes and their trade.
  • (4/5)
    Feinstein delves into major league pitching and pitchers. Nobody gets to the heart and meat of a sport like he does.
  • (3/5)
    This is an account of the lives of two major league pitchers, one for the Yankees and one for the Mets during the entire 2007 season, from off-season work to spring training and real baseball.Before we get to 2007 John Feinstein gives us a history of their lives leading up to this year.Even though I am a big baseball and Yankee fan I didn’t quite love this book. At one point I remembered how 2007 ended and almost quit. It is incredibly detailed, at time too detailed which tended to make it drag at points. It was an almost game by game narrative, which makes it good that he was writing about pitchers who don’t play every game. The book also contains thoughts and observations from team mates and friends and family members. A very fascinating account of life in the major leagues that I feel could have been shorter than it was.Still if you are a baseball fan I would recommend it.