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Unwritten
Unwritten

Unwritten

Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball's New Future
By Danny Knobler

SPORTS & RECREATION

352 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $26.95 (CA $35.95) (US $26.95)

ISBN 9781629376486

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2019)

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Overview

Insider takes on the culture of America's favorite pastime and its march into the future
Don't bunt in a blowout. Don't pimp your home runs. Act like you've been here before. In Unwritten: Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball's New Future, national baseball writer Danny Knobler dives deep beyond the brushbacks and brawls to examine shifting attitudes towards Major League Baseball's once-sacred player codes. What emerges in the process is a much larger story, one of a more youthful, more exuberant, more diverse game in the midst of a fascinating culture clash. Featuring countless interviews with some of baseball's biggest names, including current and former major-league players, coaches, scouts, and journalists, Unwritten is a revealing, thoroughly of-the-moment portrait of a sport grappling with the loaded question of what it means to play the game the right way. Fans will not want to miss these varied, inside perspectives on America's pastime marching into the future.

Author Biography

Danny Knobler is a national lead MLB writer for Bleacher Report. He has covered baseball for more than 30 years for Booth Newspapers, CBSSports.com, ESPN.com, and other publications. He is the author of Numbers Don't Lie: The Biggest Numbers in Detroit Tigers History.

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Unwritten

Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball’s New Future

By Danny Knobler

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, sofman@ipgbook.com

 

The ground rule double. The infield fly. Three strikes and you’re out. Baseball’s rulebook is almost as old as the game itself. The guidelines for how to play the game haven’t changed much since the late 19th century, but the standards for how to play the game the right way are constantly shifting.


In Unwritten: Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball’s New Future (Triumph Books, April 9, 2019), Bleacher Report national baseball writer Danny Knobler explores the nuance of baseball’s unwritten rules, the dynamic, sacred set of principles that govern the sport. Baseball is in transition, as analytics, technology, youthfulness and diversity replace the longstanding traditions that defined the sport for generations. Knobler’s analysis and perspective offer insights on what’s changed, why we should (and shouldn’t) be worried and what fans can expect from the players of tomorrow. Highlights include:

 

  • Tracing the origin of the bat flip, and the shifting attitudes surrounding showing up pitchers
  • How young stars like the Cubs’ Javier Baez bridge the gap between stylish flair and old school respect for the game
  • Interviews with some of baseball’s most iconic legends and modern superstars, including players, managers and journalists
  • The politics of a perfect game, when to pull a pitcher, when to stand pat and the superstition of dugout isolation
  • Bunting for a hit, stealing signs, crashing into catchers and countless other factors that define the culture of the sport


Unwritten illuminates the parallels between baseball and society at large. Fans of all ages will find value in the pages of this engaging, of-the-moment glimpse into the inner world of Major League Baseball.


About the Author:

Danny Knobler is a national lead MLB writer for Bleacher Report. He has covered baseball for more than 30 years for Booth Newspapers, CBSSports.com, ESPN.com, and other publications. He is the author of Numbers Don't Lie: The Biggest Numbers in Detroit Tigers History.

 

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