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[[ Read Book ]] ⚦ Rally Caps, Rain Delays and Racing Sausages Ù A fervent baseball fan since the age of ten, Eric Kabakoff visited the home park of every major league baseball team to see up close how each team tries to stir up the passions of its fans In the years between his first ever ballgame in Philadelphia and the last of his quest in Tampa, he had seen baseball in four different decades from theteams to the currentteams of thes He did the Tomahawk Chop in Atlanta, cursed out the Rally Monkey in Anaheim, and gave the controversial Barry Bonds a standing ovation in San Francisco He absorbed Dodger Dogs, Philadelphia Cheesesteaks and Kansas City Barbeque Eric was able to see everything up close from the stadiums and local culture to food and team histories From Rally Caps in Detroit to Rain Delays in Miami to Racing Sausages in Milwaukee, every major league team adds something different to the collection of statistics and memories that we call the National Pastime As a baseball fan, Rally Caps was as great as I wanted it to be it was funny, smart, witty, sarcastic, and entertaining all at once Kabakoff offers up a timeline of visits in a chronological order that gives the reader meaningful context for each narrative Sure, it really was a literal narrative of his visits, but what really amazed me was how he was able to quickly bring the reader up to speed on a team s history This format gave the reader a useful backdrop for receiving his descriptions As a baseball fan, Rally Caps was as great as I wanted it to be it was funny, smart, witty, sarcastic, and entertaining all at once Kabakoff offers up a timeline of visits in a chronological order that gives the reader meaningful context for each narrative Sure, it really was a literal narrative of his visits, but what really amazed me was how he was able to quickly bring the reader up to speed on a team s history This format gave the reader a useful backdrop for receiving his descriptions of the ballparks Kabakoff shared every team s highs and lows to give insight into the roller coaster existence of sports franchises, including the major baseball topics from steroid use to sky rocketing free agency contracts From the start, any baseball fan will immediately connect with the content of the book It will make the reader believe they can at least make their own bucket list, if not take the same adventure as the author As a huge Yankees fan, I never considered going to Old Timer s Day until I read Kabakoff s own account of his visit on the special day His tales of the west coast parks made me wonder how the heck I didn t visit any of those places when I lived in Los Angeles for almost 2 years, in San Diego for a summer, and Monterey Bay for another summer What the heck was I thinking Kabakoff is able to narrate each visit with such a uniqueness that coincides with the unpredictability of baseball Every fan keeps visiting for the unexpected a rookie s debut, a no hitter, hitting for the cycle, or a grand slam And then there are his descriptions of the parks features, views, fans, and culinary offerings often my favorite part Kabakoff takes you to each park by painting a vibrant picture and recreating the experience for the reader The sights, sounds, and smells come together to give you the intangible lure of each park Even in talking about the parks Kabakoff wasn t that fond of, he wrapped it up with positives that only a baseball fan could appreciate There s no questioning his fandom as he lets you in on the important decisions to be made the cupboard full of useless souvenir cups, to wave or not to wave by wave I mean do the wave , and third party apparel do you go with home team, visiting team, or neutral He does subtly let you know he has his favorites, like the Giants AT T Park I m sure it s completely coincidental that AT T Park also had the most diverse and expansive food options I had no problem enjoying Rally Caps as a foodie as well as a baseball fan I thought we were soul mates after I read Kabakoff s description of The Angus Dog at Minnesota s Metrodome The book is all memoir, part blog, and, smartly, part history lesson It doesthan enough to remind us baseball IS America s game Every game, every inning, connects families, friends, and hearts to help escape the things that weigh people down Baseball trains us to always hope and believe that this year will be the year on the diamond and in life I received Rally Caps, Rain Delays and Racing Sausages as part of a Goodreads giveaway.Eric Kabakoff takes readers on a journey as he visits each of over the course of 26 years most concentrated from 2006 2011 As he notes, it s not an unusual goal many major and even amateur baseball fans undertake the quest, often in the course of a single season And it s a book that could easily get boring 30 chapters of essentially the same formula went to stadium X, team Y won, here s some interestin I received Rally Caps, Rain Delays and Racing Sausages as part of a Goodreads giveaway.Eric Kabakoff takes readers on a journey as he visits each of over the course of 26 years most concentrated from 2006 2011 As he notes, it s not an unusual goal many major and even amateur baseball fans undertake the quest, often in the course of a single season And it s a book that could easily get boring 30 chapters of essentially the same formula went to stadium X, team Y won, here s some interesting things that happened Yet Kabakoff s wry sense of humor, combined with his honesty some experiences just sucked, and he says so and love of the game, makes this a fun, light read He visits some stadiums teamsthan once he s a Yankees fan, so there s a few trips to both the old and new Yankee Stadiums in there As a Cardinals fan, I especially enjoyed reading about his trip to Busch Stadium, which just happened to be Game 3 of the 2006 World Series.All in all, a fun read that baseball fans at all levels will enjoy I also want to see all the MLB ballparks, so I was really excited to read this book The author does a great job giving a little background on each team and ballpark, but it s not an overload of information It s just the right amount to fill in someone who might not be a fan of that particular team I learned a few new things myself, which was cool His recap of each ballpark is honest and thorough He had some great experiences, and some not so great experiences The author seems to have a cha I also want to see all the MLB ballparks, so I was really excited to read this book The author does a great job giving a little background on each team and ballpark, but it s not an overload of information It s just the right amount to fill in someone who might not be a fan of that particular team I learned a few new things myself, which was cool His recap of each ballpark is honest and thorough He had some great experiences, and some not so great experiences The author seems to have a charming personality, and a great sense of humor, which comes through in his writing I think this is a great read for any baseball fan