Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
Men at Work - The Craft of Baseball - cover

Men at Work - The Craft of Baseball

George F. Will

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

In his classic tribute to America's pastime—now with a new introduction—political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lifelong sports enthusiast George F. Will travels from the baseball field to the dugout to the locker room to get to the root of the game we all love. He breaks down the sport to its four basic components, managing, pitching, hitting, and fielding, and analyzes the way four of its notables, manager Tony La Russa, pitcher Orel Hershiser, outfielder Tony Gwynn, and shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., approach the game. One of the most acclaimed sports books ever written, Men at Work is a revelatory, and often surprising, study of professional baseball.

Other books that might interest you

  • When Buddhists Attack - The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts - cover

    When Buddhists Attack - The...

    Jeffrey Mann

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Uncover the historical truth about Buddhist warrior monks with this informative and enlightening book. Film, television and popular fiction have long exploited the image of the serene Buddhist monk who is master of the deadly craft of hand-to-hand combat. While these media overly romanticize the relationship between a philosophy of non-violence and the art of fighting, When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts shows this link to be nevertheless real, even natural.Exploring the origins of Buddhism and the ethos of the Japanese samurai, university professor and martial arts practitioner Jeffrey Mann traces the close connection between the Buddhist way of compassion and the way of the warrior. This zen book serves as a basic introduction to the history, philosophy, and current practice of Zen as it relates to the Japanese martial arts. It examines the elements of Zen that have found a place in budo—the martial way—such as zazen, mushin, zanshin and fudoshin, then goes on to discuss the ethics and practice of budo as a modern sport.  Offering insights into how qualities integral to the true martial artist are interwoven with this ancient religious philosophy, this Buddhism book will help practitioners reconnect to an authentic spiritual discipline of the martial arts.
    Show book
  • Kung Fu Horse Stance: Powerhouse of the Martial Arts - cover

    Kung Fu Horse Stance: Powerhouse...

    Li Jung Yuen

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    In olden days many masters would have their students perform the simple horse stance for hours on end. The horse stance is found within practically every martial art.Is this simple posture nothing but a strengthening exercise? Or is there more than meets the eye? In this book an addition to his first book Kung Fu Scholar Methods, Sifu Li Jung Yuen goes into more detail on the simple horse stance and it's importance in internal martial arts.
    Show book
  • Kyudo The Japanese Art of Archery - cover

    Kyudo The Japanese Art of Archery

    William Acker

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Learn the ancient art of Japanese archery or Kyudo with this illustrated guide.The Japanese Art of Archery, is deeply rooted in tradition. It not only continues to enjoy widespread popularity in Japan, but is also attracting the interest of more and more foreigners, in much the same manner as Japan's other distinctive sports, such as judo, sumo, kendo, and karate. Kyudo: The Japanese Art of Archery offers a concise description of kyudo by an ardent American enthusiast, describing the aims, the techniques, and the philosophic basis of its ceremonial aspect, which is strongly influenced by Zen philosophy.Carefully illustrated, this is a practical text, giving all of the necessary fundamentals. The author clearly describes the basic difference between American and Japanese archery. He points out the superior neatness and schematic beauty of the Oriental full draw, in which the chest is fully extended and the shoulders are thrust as far apart as possible, inasmuch as the string is drawn to a point well back, as was done in the old English archery of Roger Ascham’s time.
    Show book
  • The Amazing Nutritional Medicinal And Economic Benefits Of Moringa oleifera - cover

    The Amazing Nutritional...

    Solomon Ternder

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The Amazing Nutritional, Medicinal And Economic Benefits Of Moringa oleifera... 
    Here Is A Sneak Peak of the Most Powerful Super food Revealed, Moringa the Miracle Tree.. 
    The Miracle of Moringa Tree Leaves (Moringa Oleifera), commonly called the 'drumstick tree", and 'horseradish tree' is native to India but has been planted around the world and is naturalized in many locales. Moringa is one of the most powerful health-enhancing plants. 
    While many things found in Nature can have one or two health benefits, Moringa has many. 
    India's ancient tradition of Ayurvedic medicine sites 300 diseases that are treated with the leaves of the Moringa tree. 
    Recent scientific research has proven that these humble leaves are in fact a powerhouse of nutritional value.Moringa leaf is best known as an excellent source of nutrition and natural energy booster.This energy boost is not based on sugar, and so it is sustained. Moringa is also soothing.It helps lower blood pressure and is a sleep aid.Its detoxifying effect may come from Moringa's ability to purify water.Moringa acts as a coagulant attaching itself to harmful material and bacteria.It is believed that this process is taking place in the body as well. 
    While the continued use of Moringa for food and medicinal purposes by cultures in separate and distant parts of the world attest to its beneficial effects, Moringa is a recent "discovery" of modern science. 
    The leaves of Moringa Oleifera are nature's multi-vitamin providing 7 x the vitamin C of oranges, 4 x the calcium of milk, 4 x the vitamin A of carrots, 3 x the potassium of bananas, and 2 x the protein of yogurt. 
    On top of that, science is proving Moringa to be a power house of nutrients; 90 are known to date, with the possibility of more yet to be identified. 
    If that were not enough, Moringa has no known impurities, with no adverse reactions ever recorded. 
    You will learn about the amazing ways to use moringa to reap its health benefits... 
    Download your Copy Today!
    Show book
  • The Fat Burn Revolution - Boost Your Metabolism and Burn Fat Fast - cover

    The Fat Burn Revolution - Boost...

    Julia Buckley

    • 4
    • 15
    • 0
    Looking for a way to shed stubborn fat, or wondering why your current exercise programme isn't helping you slim down? Having trouble breaking through a body fat or fitness plateau? The Fat Burn Revolution demystifies fat burning fitness, answering all these questions and more to put you on the right track for the lean body you have always wanted. 
    With insights into the latest fat-loss information used by top personal trainers combined with tried-and-tested metabolism-boosting workout programmes, the Fat Burn Revolution gives you the tools to sculpt your body. 
    Leading fitness journalist and trainer Julia Buckley shows you the healthy way to condition your body for optimum fat burning - even when you're not exercising. 
     
    * Adaptable for absolute beginners wanting advice on how to get started, through to experienced fitness aficionados. 
    * Effective and efficient exercise programmes can be tailored to suit your lifestyle. 
    * No gym membership is needed - the workouts use just a few key pieces of equipment, so can be done at home.  
    * Hate running long distances or spending hours on boring cardio machines? No problem, these intense, varied lessons - lasting up to 45 minutes - are tough, but never boring! 
    * Easy to follow nutritional advice is included as well as solutions to common barriers to exercise and fat loss, and tips on maintaining a lean healthy body in the long term.
    Show book
  • Slow Your Roll - Mindfulness for Fast Times - cover

    Slow Your Roll - Mindfulness for...

    Greg Graber

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    To get the most out of life, especially in these fast times, you need to Slow Your Roll. Mindfulness coach Greg Graber shares his practical, no-nonsense techniques for mindful living. He has worked with people from all walks of life (from NBA coaches to soccer moms), and this book is as helpful as it is entertaining.
    Show book