Friday, January 16, 2015

Book Review 2015: Rally Caps, Rain Delays and Racing Sausages

If you couldn't tell, I spent some time redesigning my blog last night. I kinda like it. Maybe a new design will make me want to update more? I'm hoping so. :)

I know I owe you some book reviews so I thought I would post one today. I am in the middle of the Harry Potter series (yes, I am just now reading them), but I'm going to wait until I finish the entire series before I do those reviews (so be patient- I promise you will get it). :) I thought in the meantime I would post a review of a book I read a while back (I feel horrible I haven't posted a review until now).

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Last May I did a post on books that I wanted to read (click here for that post) and I mentioned the book Rally Caps, Rain Delays and Racing Sausages. The book is a recap of the author's journey to see all the major league baseball ballparks. If you know me, you know that I also want to see all the MLB ballparks (I have a ways to go before my journey is complete though). I was really excited to read this book.

The author does a great job giving a little background on each team and the ballpark, but it's not an overload of information. It's just the right amount to fill in someone who might not be a fan of that particular team. I learned a few new things myself, which was cool. His recap of each ballpark is honest and thorough. He had some great experiences, and some not so great experiences. The author seems to have a charming personality, and a great sense of humor, which comes through in his writing. I think this is a great read for any baseball fan. I think even someone who doesn't love baseball would find it interesting and entertaining.

I'll admit I was nervous when I got to the part about his review of the Ballpark in Arlington (no, I will NOT call it Globe Life Park, you can't make me). I was gonna have to send him an ugly tweet if he bashed my home away from home (okay, I really wouldn't do that). :) Spoiler alert Rangers fans: he didn't bash it and seemed to have enjoyed his time at The Temple. Although I think he found it funny how many Texas flags we have there, including the girls that wave Texas flags when a Rangers player hits a homerun. What? We can't help it, we are proud of our flag- isn't it pretty? :)

You can follow the author here on Twitter and check out his website here. He's a super nice guy and loves tweeting about baseball. He was nice enough to autograph my copy of his book after I ordered it.

Happy Friday y'all! Have a great weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Putting that book on my wishlist. Now.

    I'm in the middle of the HP series too. I've only gotten through the first four books. HA.