Change Up: How to Make the Great Game of Baseball Even Better by Buck MartinezChange Up: How to Make the Great Game of Baseball Even Better by Buck Martinez

Change Up: How to Make the Great Game of Baseball Even Better

byBuck Martinez, Dan Robson

Hardcover | December 1, 2018

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In the spirit of Moneyball, the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays offers cutting insights on baseball

Buck Martinez has been in and around professional baseball for nearly fifty years as a player, manager and broadcaster. Currently the play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays, Martinez has witnessed enormous change in the game he loves, as it has morphed from a grassroots pastime to big business. Not all of the change has been for the better, and today’s fans struggle to connect to their on-the-field heroes as loyalty to club and player wavers and free agency constantly changes the face of every team’s roster.

In Change Up, Martinez offers his unique insights into how Major League Baseball might reconnect with its fanbase, how the clubs might train and prepare their players for their time in “The Show,” and how players might approach the sport in a time of sagging fan interest. Martinez isn’t shy with his opinions, whether they be on pitch count, how to develop players through the minor-league system, and even if there should be a minor-league system at all. Always entertaining, ever insightful, Martinez shares brilliant insights and inside pitches about summer’s favourite game.

Title:Change Up: How to Make the Great Game of Baseball Even BetterFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.09 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.09 inPublished:December 1, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443440736

ISBN - 13:9781443440738



Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book I bought this book for my dad and ended up reading it myself too. We both really enjoyed it. It is a quick but insightful read into the world of baseball.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Loved it! Can't wait for baseball season to start again!
Date published: 2016-12-08

Editorial Reviews

“Buck Martinez brings a unique blend of old school baseball thinking mixed with the new statistical mind which is so prevalent in today’s game. Buck has played, coached, managed and broadcasted the game of baseball through many different eras, his love and knowledge of baseball is second to none.”