By Mike Luery, Matt Luery
Baseball among Us is the real tale of a father-son highway journey to go to each significant League Baseball stadium: sixteen years, 32 ballparks and 43,000 miles jointly. writer Mike Luery - an award successful tv information reporter - and his son Matt trip from California to Maine - shooting each huge league stadium.This is the tale of a father/son crew who include baseball as their roadmap to determine the teachings of existence. The Luery boys are baseball neighbors, yet always get into heated arguments over song, nutrition and bedtime. The ebook comprises interviews with Maury Wills and Wes Parker of the la Dodgers; Dave Stewart, of the Oakland Athletics; Bernie Williams, of the hot York Yankees; and Ed Sprague Jr., of the Toronto Blue Jays. Baseball among Us is going past activities. It's additionally a travelogue full of photos, together with a scorching air balloon journey over a herd of buffalo. this is often the last word street journey of a father and son who become aware of one another on a trip made attainable during the magic of baseball
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Extra info for Baseball Between Us: 16 Years. 32 Ballparks. 43,000 Miles: A Road Map to a Winning Father/Son Relationship
Later on, Babe donated his papers to Yale and I was the one to receive them, because I was captain of the Yale team. That was a thrill to be with ol’ Babe. At the time, he was riddled with cancer of the throat, so he croaked when he spoke. It was so sad. Everybody in the stands knew he was on his last legs, and sure enough he was. But just being there—it wasn’t so much what he said—it was just being next to him that was so inspiring. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. I was lucky to be the guy that was out there to take his manuscript.
I have one particular memory of playing sports, but it’s not an especially good one. We were playing a game and I was at fullback. It was tie score, and a ball was coming right toward me. I kicked it as hard as I could to clear it out, and it spun off my foot and went right into the goal. Our own goal. I didn’t bend it like Beckham, I bent it backwards. So, we lost the game, 2– 1. That became a metaphor for my whole life: make sure you lean forward and connect with the ball. And make sure it goes straight.
I didn’t have all the gifts and talents to be a great baseball player. I’m a southpaw, but I was so wild on the pitcher’s mound that I ended up playing first base, where it turned out I had some talent. I could move pretty well. I could make a good double play. And I turned out to be a pretty good base runner. Running the bases isn’t just about eye-hand coordination, it’s about how you move your body that ninety feet that it takes to get from one base to the other before the ball gets there and makes you out.
Baseball Between Us: 16 Years. 32 Ballparks. 43,000 Miles: A Road Map to a Winning Father/Son Relationship by Mike Luery, Matt Luery