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Hitting In the Clutch

by Brad Bauer

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Billed as a Baseball book for the Maxim crowd, Hitting in the Clutch is a rowdy, crude, hilarious look at what really goes on inside the clubhouse and on and off the field among professional baseball players.

This books is a HOOT! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a fictional Ball Four, written during the 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks season. Clutch, the fictional author of the book, and his buddies are a lot like high-school boys, always cracking one-liners, talking crude and looking for monkey. It may be fiction but I thoroughly believe a lot of it is likely to be the way some ballplayers really are (or do I just want to believe it?). As crude and rude as Clutch is, I found myself actually caring about him by the end of the book. It's one of the funniest books I've read in a while. Run, don't walk, to your nearest bookstore and get a copy. You won't be sorry. Highly recommended! ( )
  Mantra | Jul 27, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0595395090, Paperback)

Baseball is America’s pastime. No other sport has so captured our country’s spirit and loyalty throughout the ages. We see our shiny-faced heroes on the field, signing autographs, making unbelievable plays, and doing unthinkable athletic feats night after night. We see them beaming at press conferences (always well manicured), answering ‘yes ma’am, no ma’am,’ and never missing a beat. The players and heroes on the field are America’s champions. But…but are they really that way?

What about that one? Yes, look at that player over there. The one ogling down that woman’s blouse as she leans over to wipe her child’s mustard painted face? That guy seems different. Or is he? Most baseball novels follow the standard method described in the opening paragraph. As readers, we never see the real men behind the façade. What if a novel existed for the Maxim crowd about baseball? What if we could see how things really are? Now we can…

Follow the always crude and crass Jack “Clutch” Thompson through a baseball season as he canoodles with monkey (women), plays pranks with his friends and teammates, and tries to break his own personal curse of only succeeding in clutch, pinch hit situations. Open up this novel and see how baseball players really are…

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