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Tales from the Ballpark free pdf Pete Rose may never have obtained a college degree, but no one ever displayed more genius on a baseball diamond. Former Reds pitcher Ted Power was certainly impressed with Rose's baseball IQ. "It was a real joy playing with Pete Rose," says Power, "because of all the men I met in baseball, he understood better than anyone else how to pick out an opponent's weakness and use it to his advantage like he'd known about it for years. "I remember one time Pete was sitting on the bench in our dugout watching the other team take infield. Pete and I were the only ones in the dugout. Everybody else was back in the clubhouse. I asked him what the heck he was doing, because nobody ever watches the other team take infield. They might watch batting practice or the starting pitcher warm up but not infield. He said, 'Watch this rightfielder. Every time he catches a ball on the ground, he keeps his head down and looks the ball into his hand and then he raises his head up to throw. If I hit a single to right today, I'm going to be standing on second base, and I won't even have to slide.' "I laughed and said something like 'Yeah, sure, you old fart. Try that and you'll get your ass thrown out by a mile and be embarrassed.' 'You watch, ' he said. Well, about the sixth inning, he hit a ground ball between first and second. The rightfielder put his head down as he pulled it into his glove. Pete charged down to first the way he always did, but instead of rounding the bag and pulling up, he hit it going full speed and kept right on going for second. "When the guy looked up and saw Pete heading for second, he panicked and bobbled the ball. Pete pulled into second standing up, and when he turned around he had that big stupid grin of his on his face. He looked into our dugout right at me, as if to say, 'See, . . . I told you so!' He was just amazing."

About Mike Shannon

Mike Shannon is the editor of "Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine" and the author of five baseball books.

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Author : Mike Shannon
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Data Published : 01 December 1999
ISBN : 0071404937
EAN : 9780071404938
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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