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Author McGee, Ryan, author.

Title Welcome to the circus of baseball : a story of the perfect summer at the perfect ballpark at the perfect time / by Ryan McGee.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.357 MCGEE    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - New Materials  796.357 MCGEE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  070.4 MCGEE    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  070.4497 MCGEE    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  070.4497 MCGEE    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  070.4497 MCGEE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials  070.4497 MCGEE    Missing
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  070.4497 MCGEE    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  070.4497 MC    Check Shelf
Edition First Edition.
Description x, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Summary "A gloriously funny, nostalgic memoir of a popular ESPN reporter who, in the summer of 1994, was a fresh-out-of-college intern for a minor league baseball team. Madness ensues as Ryan McGee spends the season steeped in sweat, fertilizer, nacho cheese sauce and pure, unadulterated joy in North Carolina with the Asheville Tourists. In the spring of 1994, Ryan McGee (new college graduate) bombed his coveted interview with ESPN - the only place he ever wanted to work. But he did receive one job offer: to work for $100 a week for the Asheville Tourists, a proud minor league baseball team in the heart of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. McCormick Field, home to the Tourists, had once been graced by Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. What could go wrong? Welcome to the Circus of Baseball is McGee's hilarious, charming memoir of his first summer working in the sporting world. He has since risen the ESPN ranks to national TV, radio and internet host, but his time in Asheville still looms large. Among the many jewels of his experience...McGee recounts one of the most entertaining on-field brawls you'll ever know (between the fourteen league mascots who had assembled for the all-star game - an eight-foot tall foam-costumed crustacean, a pudgy red fox, a giant skunk . . . and they were really fighting), as well as the day he oversaw the game-day entertainer known as "Captain Dynamite and His Exploding Coffin of Death" - let's just say, things went wrong. Most important, McGee details a magical summer of baseball, of learning the ropes, of working with players on their way up to the Majors or down to extinction, and of coming to understand how the pulse of a community can beat happily through a minor league ballclub. Welcome to the Circus of Baseball is a baseball classic in the making."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Prologue: Let's start with a bang -- Pregame: Welcome to the circus of baseball -- First Inning: "Take off your shoes, for you are standing on hallowed ground" -- Second Inning: Let's give it up for your Asheville Tourists! -- Third Inning: Play ball! -- Fourth Inning: "Heywood Jablowmee, please report to the press box" -- Fifth Inning: The Blues Brothers, Macaulay Culkin, and the Circuit Rider -- Sixth Inning: At-bat food services -- Seventh Inning: Michael, O.J. and sorry, Mr. Wolfe, but you can come home again -- Seventh Inning Stretch: The battle of Hickory -- Eighth Inning: Into each life some rain must fall ... and it's usually on game days -- Ninth Inning: As good as it gets ... or is it? -- Postgame: "The Big Club is sending you up" -- Postscript: Where are they now?
Subject McGee, Ryan.
Sportswriters -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Summer employment -- North Carolina -- Asheville.
Asheville Tourists (Baseball team) -- History.
McCormick Field (Asheville, N.C.) -- History.
Minor league baseball -- North Carolina -- Asheville -- History.
Asheville Tourists (Baseball team) (OCoLC)fst00717623
McCormick Field (Asheville, N.C.) (OCoLC)fst00719215
Minor league baseball. (OCoLC)fst01023078
Sportswriters. (OCoLC)fst01130798
Summer employment. (OCoLC)fst01138513
North Carolina -- Asheville. (OCoLC)fst01205440
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780385548403 (hardcover)
0385548400 (hardcover)
9780385548427 (eBook)
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