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Boring Baseball Strategy

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This caught my eye on the floor between stacks on a busy summer day in my library. There were kids all over the place, since a summer reading program event had just finished. A boy, probably about 10 years old, asked me for books about baseball. I found all kinds of current, fun-looking books with color pictures, but this one had been cast aside. It was sitting on the floor a few feet from the rest of the baseball books.

It’s boring. It’s old. The cover has a black-and-white photograph, but there are no other photos throughout the book. There are cartoon drawings, which would be just fine in a kids’ book if there were more of them, but they’re scattered here and there inconsistently.

The language is complicated, too. I get that there is lingo in baseball, and that’s fine. It just seems like a book written for coaches or high school players, not Little League-aged kids.

It has a few rips and tears here and there, yellowed pages, and a little bit of a musty smell, but boy did they make good bindings back then. The binding is nearly perfect.

NOT GOOD ENOUGH! This needs to be weeded.


Basic Baseball Strategy front flap

Basic Baseball Strategy back flap

Baseball Strategy - the take

hit and run play

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