In Men at Work, political pundit George Will breaks baseball down, parsing it into essential tasks: hitting, fielding, pitching, and managing. Why do some succeed grandly while others are more apt to whiff? By analyzing the way Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken, Orel Hershiser, and Tony LaRussa approach the game and do what they do, he finds striking similarities in intelligence, dedication, drive, and desire. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In this book for the hard-core baseball fan, Will persuades such notables as Tony La Russa, Orel Hershiser and Tony Gwynn to offer details on the finer points of the game. "The author tends to retell well-known baseball history a little too often," said PW. "But as a sports journalist, he shows himself to be a master at enticing players into particularly enlightening discussions."
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Hey George from Florissant, how about those Cardinals now??? Still bashing LaRussa??? Why don't you get over your Whitey Herzog obsession and enjoy the fact that the Cards play... Read morePublished on July 15 2004
This is a great book, largely because George Will is a conservative. I am obsessed with ensuring that everything in life - every book, every movie, and even my own miserable life -... Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by Steve Thulen
"Men At Work" is a great, great baseball book. Is it as good as "The Summer Game", "Five Seasons", "A False Spring"? Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Steven R. Travers
George Will is a pompous ass who knows even less about baseball than he does about politics. In this rag, he states something to the effect that Tony LaRussa is the perfect... Read morePublished on April 19 2004
I originally picked up this book on the strength of Will's political writings. I didn't expect an awful lot, but was very surprised when I found that Will actually knows the... Read morePublished on July 9 2003 by Chris Frost
As the feeling of pain and disagreement comes across me, I sit to read the baseball book by the ultra left-winger and bad bow-tie wearer, George Will. Read morePublished on July 3 2003 by "boc333"
So insightful and so true, even 10 years after the book was published. A must for any fan of THE GAME.Published on Nov. 15 2002 by Azim Jessa
Picking players such as Orel Hershiser, Tony Gwynn, and Cal Ripken Jr to analyze made the book extremely enjoyable for me as two out of three of them were players I was able to... Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2002 by Ron