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By Lonnie Wheeler

ISBN-10: 1451696027

ISBN-13: 9781451696028

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ISBN-13: 9781451696035

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a distinct and fresh ode to the “little issues” that signify baseball’s heartbeat—the participant who, in numerous methods, makes different avid gamers better.

Intangiball tracks the development of the Cincinnati Reds via 5 years of tradition switch, starting with the trades of adorned veterans Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey, Jr. It additionally attracts liberally from such character-conscious golf equipment because the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, manhattan Yankees, and Tampa Bay Rays. writer, sportswriter, and everlasting fan of the sport, Lonnie Wheeler systematically identifies the performance-enhancing traits (PEQs) that jointly include the “communicable competitiveness” that he calls “teamship.”

Intangiball isn't designed to debunk Moneyball, yet quite to caricature in what it passed over: “What order is there to a baseball global during which a suffering rookie advantages no longer a piece from the encouraging phrases of the veteran who drapes his arm round the kid’s shoulders; during which Derek Jeter’s professionalism serves none yet him; during which there's no gift for hustle, no part for enthusiasm, no payoff for sacrifice; within which there isn't any position for the ambient contributions of David Eckstein, Marco Scutaro, or the getting older, battered Scott Rolen; during which shared objective serves no purpose?”

Intangibles, because it seems, not just ennoble the sport; they assist win it. And this can be the e-book each fan needs to read.

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