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90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales from the Edge of Baseball Fandom

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Emma Span

"Emma Span's90% of the Game is Half Mentalis one of the most enjoyable, satisfying sports books I have ever had the pleasure to read. In a modern journalistic era pocked by snark and sarcasm, Span offers up a riveting glimpse at the absurdity—and … see full wiki

Publisher: Villard
2 reviews about 90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other...
review by . September 05, 2010
posted in Just Baseball
Pros: Sharp, witty, entertaining     Cons: Span refers to New York City as just "New York"     The Bottom Line: I read too many GOOD baseball books! I need a bad one to counter the balance!     Emma Span has a more unique view of fandom than most of us: She spent a year writing about baseball for the Village Voice in New York City. 90% of the Game is Half Mental is, to some extent, a chronicle of the different ways her fandom was formed …
review by . April 27, 2010
Anyone who has been around me any length of time would tell you that I am not a sports fan, but I have found the lives of those who are to be fascinating as it almost creates a family within itself. I think books like Emma Span's 90% of the Game is Half Mental is a perfect example of how a game can not only bring people together, but break the ice and create a common ground that might not otherwise exist.    There is quite a bit of humor in the book, but there are serious topics …
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