[Epub] ➣ Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit ➤ Matt McCarthy – Islecook.co.uk

Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit The Best Baseball Book Since Moneyball Hailed By Critics As One Of The Great Books About Baseball, Odd Man Out Captures The Gritty Essence Of Our National Pastime As It Is Played Outside The Spotlight Matt McCarthy, A Decent Left Handed Starting Pitcher On One Of The Worst Squads In Yale History, Earned A Ticket To Spring Training As The Twenty Sixth Round Draft Pick Of The Anaheim Angels This Is The Hilarious Inside Story Of His Year With The Provo Angels, Anaheim S Minor League Affiliate In The Heart Of Mormon Country, As McCarthy Navigates The Ups And Downs Of An Antic, Grueling Season, Filled With Cross Country Bus Trips, Bizarre Rivalries, And Wild Locker Room Hijinks I m a baseball nut and have covered minor league baseball in the past, so this one was of extra special interest I love these first person stories about life in the low minors and what people did to get through it Long bus rides, crappy food, low pay and not knowing what their lives will be like in the future.The life of a minor leaguer isn t easy Matt McCarthy takes us through one year in the minors his lone year in professional baseball in Provo, Utah From getting drafted, to signing to playing ball in a Mormon community, he gives us a colorful look at what it s like to have this lifestyle and to push forward with the dream of playing Major League Baseball From arguments on the team, to racial tensions, to religion and long bus rides, this book is a colorful look at the lifestyle.I ve seen the reviews that say some of the things can t be backed up, but I expect that in books like this as it would likely be near impossible to have every piece of info be dead on It s a long season and I m sure details get meshed together into others, which can create some confusion.Still, this book is an excellent read I finished it over a couple of days and for baseball fans, this should be a quick and good read McCarthy seems like a likable guy who isn t too far off many other minor leaguers The big wads of chew in the lip, beer, girls in small towns, swearing and everything else is what it s like in many other minor league towns.It s a good read and well worth the time, especially for a baseball fan. Many of the key incidents the author describes have turned out to be fabrications Unfortunately for McCarthy, organized baseball keeps detailed records on where players were playing on any particular date and sharp readers started checking places and dates The ugly thing is that his inventions unfairly cast his team members and coaches in a bad light, something McCarthy has steadfastly refused to address Overall, the author portrays himself as a superior Ivy League hero forced to deal with inferior rednecks, Hispanics and Mormons in the uncharted Rocky Mountains By his own descriptions he comes across as an insufferable elitist snob with an exalted opinion of himself, but without enough baseball talent to make the grade.If you are looking for a good minor league baseball autobiography, I would recommend The 33 Year Old Rookie by Chris Coste or the classic A False Spring by Pat Jordan.

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