The Rules Abide! The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Baseball Rules (With History, Humor, and a Few Big Words)

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By ABUA MemberŒæJim Tosches –ŒæAs a proud member of the ABUA and an amateur umpire here in San Diego, I just wanted to announce the release of my new baseballŒæbook onŒæAmazon.com called:ŒæThe Rules Abide! ŒæThe Thinking Fan’s Guide to Baseball Rules (With History, Humor, and a Few Big Words)”
The premise is that after watching and playing baseball my whole life, there were a ton of things about the game I never knew until I started umpiring…and that I’m not alone.Œæ The book is a combo of a lot of things: rule theory explained in a novel way, MLB history, personal experience and waxing poetic about baseball, umpiring, etc.Œæ The idea is that everyone can learn something: fans, players, coaches -Œæanyone who loves baseball.
Everybody keeps telling me they’re “pleasantly surprised” so either they really enjoyed it or had modest expectations…but seriously… ŒæYou can see what it’s all about atŒæwww.TheRulesAbide.com and if you think it’s a worthy effort, perhaps you could post a link on your facebook page. ŒæIt’s currently #37 on Amazon in the baseball category.
Thanks much!
Jim Tosches
Encinitas, CA

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