Rally Caps, Rain Delays and Racing Sausages

Rally Caps, Rain Delays and Racing Sausages

by Eric Kabakoff

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Major League Baseball has thrived for more than a century because
of the passion of its fans. Teams and fan bases are unique to their
respective cities. Some teams have rich and successful histories,
while others...not so much. Some are newer while some date to
the 19th century. Still others have nearly unlimited budgets while
competitors shuffle along with tight grips on their wallets. The
dynamics between teams and their fans are affected by these
differences, and the best way to understand them is to experience
a game in every ballpark. A fervent baseball fan since the age of
ten, Eric Kabakoff visited the home park of every major league
franchise to see up close how each team tries to stir up the passions
of its fans.

In the years between his first-ever ballgame in Philadelphia and the
last of his quest in Tampa, he had seen baseball in four different
decades: from the 26-team 1980’s to the current 30 teams of the 2010’s.
He did the Tomahawk Chop in Atlanta, cursed out the Rally
Monkey in Anaheim, and gave the controversial Barry Bonds a
standing ovation in San Francisco. He absorbed Dodger Dogs,
Philadelphia Cheesesteaks and Kansas City Barbeque. Eric was
able to see everything up close…from the stadiums and local
culture to food and team histories.

From Rally Caps in Detroit to Rain Delays in Miami to Racing
Sausages in Milwaukee, every major-league team adds something
different to the collection of statistics and memories that we call
the National Pastime.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148617822
Publisher: Eric S. Kabakoff
Publication date: 09/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Eric Kabakoff became a baseball fan during his first visit to a major league stadium as a ten-year-old in 1985. He had a monumentally undistinguished career in Little League before resigning himself to a lifetime of being a good fan rather than a poor player.

A diehard New York Yankees fan like his dad, he began to appreciate the other teams and grew interested in the unique characteristics of each team’s home ballpark. He became determined to visit all thirty major league teams to see each fan experience up close.

Eric and his wife Chrissie live in Brooklyn, NY, with their dog Lucy and their cat, a very needy pile of fur simply named Kitty. Neither pet is a baseball fan, though Lucy does like to bite the TV when baseball games are on.

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