Rock Solid: My Life in Baseball's Fast Lane

Rock Solid: My Life in Baseball's Fast Lane[EPUB] ✵ Rock Solid: My Life in Baseball's Fast Lane By Tim Raines – Oaklandjobs.co.uk For than a decade, Tim Raines patrolled left field for the nascent Montreal Expos, igniting the powder keg of what would become one of the most innovative, entertaining, and talented teams of the mode For than a decade, My Life PDF/EPUB å Tim Raines patrolled left field for the nascent Montreal Expos, igniting the powder keg of what would become one of the most innovative, entertaining, and talented teams of the modern era Alongside other superstars such as Andre Hawk Dawson, Gary Carter, and Steve Rogers, Raines, nicknamed Rock, hit and stole his way into the hearts not only of Montreal fans Rock Solid: PDF \ but of the team s dedicated fan base coast to coast The seven time all star tore through the Expos record books before moving on to the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Balti Orioles, and Florida Marlins, ultimately earning three World Series rings one as a coach The Expos retired his number, and in January , Raines was elected to the National Solid: My Life MOBI ó Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New YorkBut it wasn t always easy playing for the upstart Montreal Expos or being Tim Raines Raines s performance dipped in , and at the end of the season, he entered a substance abuse program for cocaine addiction He used cocaine before games, after games, and on some occasions, in the clubhouse between innings Raines later testified at the infamous Pittsburgh drug trials in SeptemberHe would ultimately resume his career at a high level and once again become one of baseball s brightest stars, both on and off the field In , Raines was forced to retire from baseball after being diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body skin, joints, and or organs His was the first known case in an MLB player However, after undergoing treatment and having missed an entire season, Raines returned at the age ofto where it all began inthe Montreal ExposThis memoir details the life and playing career of one of the sport s all time greatest leaders and personalities, and is an honest, raw, and compelling tale of triumph and redemptionWith a foreword by Andre Dawson and an introduction by Jonah Keri. This was an absolutely fascinating read, because it seems that Tim Raines, in addition to being one of the greatest base stealers of all time, also happened to be present at nearly every memorable baseball event for three decades He played in the Blue Monday game, was at bat when Dave Dravecky broke his arm, was on the bench when Nolan Ryan put Robin Ventura in a headlock, played for the A s under Billy Moneyball Beane, was on the Orioles for Cal Ripken Jr s last game while also playing wi This was an absolutely fascinating read, because it seems that Tim Raines, in addition to being one of the greatest base stealers of all time, also happened to be present at nearly every memorable baseball event for three decades He played in the Blue Monday game, was at bat when Dave Dravecky broke his arm, was on the bench when Nolan Ryan put Robin Ventura in a headlock, played for the A s under Billy Moneyball Beane, was on the Orioles for Cal Ripken Jr s last game while also playing with his son and becoming only the second father and son duo after Ken Griffey Sr and Jr to play on the same team, and was the first base coach when the White Sox won their first World Series since 1917 This is scratching the surface of this amazing book, and so baseball fans will not be able to put this down An enjoyable read I didn t grow up an baseball fan, and living in Toronto, when I paid attention to baseball it was mostly the Jays, but I knew the big names on the team and I ve read Jonah Kerri s book and see the documentary on the Expos last season I was happy when I heard that Raines and Andre Dawson made it into Cooperstown The book was good not to indepth, but it fit my interest level Raines touched all the high and low points of his career, gives you a sense of who he is as a p An enjoyable read I didn t grow up an baseball fan, and living in Toronto, when I paid attention to baseball it was mostly the Jays, but I knew the big names on the team and I ve read Jonah Kerri s book and see the documentary on the Expos last season I was happy when I heard that Raines and Andre Dawson made it into Cooperstown The book was good not to indepth, but it fit my interest level Raines touched all the high and low points of his career, gives you a sense of who he is as a person and player, and clearly recognizes that most readers of this book will be in Canada It was perfect for me an interested, not very informed baseball fan An entertaining, quick read This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a well written autobiography about the life of Tim Raines The majority the book focuses on his baseball career, with highlights into his family and stint with drug use early in his career I admire his resiliency and bouncing back and accomplishing amazing numbers with eventual entrance into the Hall of Fame I did not grow up an Expos fan, but I do appreciate hard work and perseverance. Pretty basic sports autobiography It interested me as an Expos fan, and to hear his story of coming back from drug addiction He doesn t dwell on it but does talk openly about it, particularly the role Andre Dawson had in mentoring him through the tough times and throughout life. As a Montrealer and baseball fan this book is certainly a drive down nostalgia It s a fun read and good for even the casual fan I expected a bitmeat on the bone in terms of stories but I enjoyed it nevertheless. Positive memoir of this Hall of Famer Lots of baseball books out there like his, but I have always been a Raines fan so I wanted to show some support. Was alright if you grew up watching the Expos as I did and wanted to rekindle some of the memories But this was nothingthan a year by year description of his career I had forgotten about his later years with the White Sox, Yankees and A s so that was kind of cool Otherwise nothing that readers who followed his career didn t know Certainly nothing controversial even when he had a chance Would have been nice to get the scoop on something Anyways, I was happy to support him and get Was alright if you grew up watching the Expos as I did and wanted to rekindle some of the memories But this was nothingthan a year by year description of his career I had forgotten about his later years with the White Sox, Yankees and A s so that was kind of cool Otherwise nothing that readers who followed his career didn t know Certainly nothing controversial even when he had a chance Would have been nice to get the scoop on something Anyways, I was happy to support him and get the book He gave me enough to cheer about all those years at the Big O