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The Amazing Baseball Adventure : Ballpark Wonders from the Bushes to the Show
by Josh Pahigian


Overview - A visually stunning road trip through pro baseball's wacky, wondrous, and revered ballpark attractions Exploding scoreboards, treetop seats, and neon skylines are just three of the more than 100 ballpark design features, field eccentricities, historic displays, traditions, concession items, and even super-fans and mascots profiled in this armchair baseball journey.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A visually stunning road trip through pro baseball's wacky, wondrous, and revered ballpark attractions Exploding scoreboards, treetop seats, and neon skylines are just three of the more than 100 ballpark design features, field eccentricities, historic displays, traditions, concession items, and even super-fans and mascots profiled in this armchair baseball journey. Combining engaging storytelling with fun sidebars and beautiful color photos, author Josh Pahigian captures the essence of each ballpark treasure--from the retractable lighthouse at the Portland Sea Dogs' Hadlock Field to the Sausage Race at the Brewers' Miller Park to Fenway Park's Green Monster and even to the delicious biscuits served by the aptly named Montgomery Biscuits. From the Rookie Leagues to the Majors, there are more than 250 professional baseball parks in the United States where fans partake in special game-day rituals, eat unique foods, laugh along with the zany mascot, marvel at the park's special features, and revel in a communal experience that removes them for a few hours from life's daily grind. The Amazing Baseball Adventure brings to life the very best of these cherished ballpark features, the ones that motivate fans to return again and again to baseball cathedrals large and small.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781493025077
  • ISBN-10: 1493025074
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds


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Books > Sports & Recreation > Baseball - History

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

ESPN.com columnist Pahigian follows The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip with this photo-laden book of ballpark attractions, old and modern, from the bare-bones rookie clubhouses to the glittering show palaces of the Major League. This informative, chatty survey covers 101 treasures of eye-catching architecture such as the monument park at Yankee Stadium, the swimming pool at the Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field, the exploding scoreboard at the Chicago White Sox U.S. Cellular Field, the green monster at Bostons Fenway Park, the cable car at San Franciscos AT&T Park, the rays touch tanks at Tampas Tropicana Field, and the Sun Sign at the Baltimore Orioles Camden Yards. Pahigian also notes that many venerable ballparks have historical displays about the boys and young men hoping to go to the majors. Readers can chuckle at the wry mentions of the various team mascots used for comic relief, and will enjoy Pahigians descriptions of ballpark treats such as barbecue, hot dogs, wraps, and biscuits. Pahigians unique compilation aims to stir up added excitement and pleasure for fans visiting baseball cathedrals in both the minor and major leagues. (Feb.)

 
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