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#1 OldSchool

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:31 PM

https://www.si.com/m...nkees-ball-four

 

I learned how to swear reading Ball Four  Took me longer to figure out Beaver Shooting... 
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#2 DJ MC

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:41 PM

One of the most important sports figures ever.


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#3 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:58 PM

Great, great book. He spoke at the Inner Harbor Barnes and Noble in the early 2000's, so I got a signed copy.
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#4 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:11 PM

If you like baseball (and if you’re posting here you likely do) you need to read Ball Four

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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#5 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:04 AM

Deadspin:

 

https://deadspin.com...rica-1836279676



#6 Mike B

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:36 PM

If you like baseball (and if you’re posting here you likely do) you need to read Ball Four

I have read it about 4 times.  It is timeless, and funny as hell.  If you haven't read it, take a look...you will laugh through the whole thing.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:37 PM

Before Bouton's arm went dead, he was a very good pitcher.

 

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