Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Feinstein
Narrator: Mel Foster
Genres: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: Tantor Media
Published In: May 2008
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 50 minutes
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Overview

Seasoned pitchers Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina have seen it all in the Major Leagues, and both entered 2007 in search of individual milestones and one more shot at the World Series-Glavine with the Mets, Mussina five miles away with the Yankees. The two veterans experience very different seasons-one on a team dealing with the pressure to get to a World Series for the first time in seven years, the other with a team expected to be there every year. Taking the reader through contract negotiations, spring training, the ups of wins and the downs of losses, and the people in their lives-family, managers, pitching coaches, agents, catchers, other pitchers-Feinstein provides a true insider's look at the pressure cooker of sports at the highest level.

Author Details

Author Details

Feinstein, John

"John Feinstein spent eleven years on the staff at the Washington Post, as well as writing for Sports Illustrated and the National Sports Daily. He is a commentator on NPR's ""Morning Edition, a regular on ESPN's ""The Sports Reporters and a visiting professor of journalism at Duke University.

His first book, A Season on the Brink, is the bestselling sports book of all time. A Good Walk Spoiled was a #1 New York Times bestseller in hardcover and in paperback. His other books on the subject of sports include A Season Inside, Forever's Team, Hard Courts, Play Ball, A Civil War: Army vs. Navy, and, most recently, A March to Madness: The View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference. "