Ballpark by Elisha Cooper

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If you think a ball game at a stadium is simply a matter of nine innings and a hot dog, you are in for a surprise. Come and join the players, coaches, vendors, reporters, umpires, groundskeepers, and fans, and find out what really happens before--and after--the magic begins.

About Elisha Cooper

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Elisha Cooper is the award-winning author of "Farm", "Beach", "Magic Thinks Big", and "Dance!", a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book, as well as other acclaimed titles. His books for adults include the memoir "Crawling: A Father's First Year". Elisha Cooper lives with his family in New York City. He has loved some great dogs in his life.
Published March 23, 1998 by Greenwillow Books. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Fiction

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Cooper’s language is simple but evocative: the groundskeeper tasting a blade of grass, the locker room smelling of “cool lotion and warm feet,” the batter gazing at the outfield as though “looking for birds,” and the manager and umpire posing “belly to belly.” Everything that might happen at a ba...

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The most childlike portion of the text is saved for last, ""Outside, against the wall of the park, a boy and a girl throw a ball until it's time for them to go home, too."" This one may have some appeal for die-hard ball players, but will more likely appeal to older fans of Cooper's work.

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Baseball Reflections

While many minor league teams sell tickets for no lower than $10, the Curve offer various places where fans can purchase tickets for around $8.

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Baseball Reflections

A blog where old school baseball meets Sabermetrics while covering every MLB team, bringing you breaking MLB news, fantasy baseball insight, product reviews (equipment, books, movies, etc.), & interviews.

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Baseball Reflections

The ballpark is state of the art and one of the more picturesque and unique stadiums on that level of the minor leagues.

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