Baseball's Best Excuses: Hilarious Excuses Every Baseball Player Should Know (Paperback)
Explain away your bad at-bats and imperfect pitches—and have your friends laugh at the same time!
In Baseball's Best Excuses, author Joshua Shifrin takes a witty approach in helping baseball players make sense of their worst days on the diamond. The next time a player leads his or her team in defeat, he or she can always explain the woeful performance with “The guy batting after me is terrible.” Or after a bad pitching outing, players might try to explain the mishap with, “I couldn’t control my fastball."
Shifrin has crafted loads of funny—but all-too-real—excuses for pros and amateurs alike. Examples include:
- The pitcher was taking too much time between pitches.
- The fans behind home plate were distracting.
- I’m not used to the dimensions in this park.
- The manager had me playing out of position.
- And many more!
About the Author
Joshua Shifrin is a professor of psychology, licensed psychologist, writer, and avid sports fan. He has previously written five books, including Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History, From the Links: Golf's Most Memorable Moments, and 101 Incredible Moments in Tennis.