Living on the Black

Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (18.85 hours)
Product Number: Z10004724
Released: Jun 02, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400127498
Narrator/s: Mel Foster
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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.

Author(s): John Feinstein
Genre: Sports, History
Original Publish Date: Jun 02, 2008

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Author(s): John Feinstein
Genre: Sports, History
Product Number EB00276615
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316142748

Professional reviews

"If you're a baseball fan--a true fan of the game--then you've wondered: What does a pitching coach say on the mound? What exactly do bullpen catchers do? What do pitchers do in the off-season? What do umpires say? John Feinstein winds up, checks his facts, and gives us his best stuff, getting two of the game's best pitchers, Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina, to open up as they go through the 2007 season. As narrator, Mel Foster does a functional job, reading with consistent, clear diction but little flair. He doesn't get in the way of the biographical, technical, and anecdotal accounts--all of which are fascinating to any fan who cares about baseball and those who play it. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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