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The Grind: Inside Baseball's Endless Season

Barry Svrluga.
Item #: D12373
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 208 / 2016
Publisher: Blue Rider
ISBN: 9780399575952
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At 162 games, baseball has the sports world's longest season, and it can be grueling, thrilling, or even routine. In this finalist for the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, Washington Post's Barry Svrluga uses the 2014 Washington Nationals as a microcosm of baseball, reporting not just on the roster's star players, but also on the typically invisible supporting cast who each have their own sacrifices to make. There's the Wife, a very busy mom who acts as an occasional father; the 26th Man, a minor leaguer who gets called up to the majors only to be sent back down the very next week; and the Reliever, one of the most mentally taxing, precarious, and terribly exposed positions in any sport.

 

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