The Keynote Pitch Deck

Create a winning pitch to raise the capital you need!

Author: Scott La Counte

Publisher: SL Editions

ISBN: 1629179299

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You're a young company. You have an idea. You have a dream. Your pitch deck can make or break you! As someone who has successfully raised capital from a multi-billion dollar corporation, you can trust me when I tell you this: your pitch deck is not something you want to mess around with. A huge percent of the time you invest in putting your business together should be spent on your pitch. My experience with pitching came as part of a startup accelerator. In the program, seven teams went through an intensive business bootcamp where we fine-tuned our businesses and talked to investors. At the end of the program, you pitched your business and hoped someone would make you an offer to invest in your company. There were great companies in the program. In my opinion, all were worthy of an investment. But you know how many got it? Just my team. There's a number of things that went into this, and everything wasn't completely centered around the pitch. But the pitch played a big part of it. So how do you create a pitch-perfect pitch? Let's get started!
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Life s a Pitch

The issue of confidence can be taken as a given in romance, but it certainly can't anywhere else; especially if money is involved. And many important pitches are related directly to money: Will you buy my business?

Author: Stephen Bayley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446487648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The pitch is the absolute essence of modern business. Ideas are the most valuable commodity in the modern economy and it is human skill which develops them. However the skills of the pitch are not only relevant to the world of business, rather they apply to just about every significant personal transaction in your life... So whether at a sales conference in corporate conference room hell or over lunch at a glamorous restaurant, Life's a Pitch tells you how to handle human transactions. A pitch is not a meeting, it's a drama. A pitch is not about transferring information, it's about transferring power. It is business, but it is also theatre. Part inspirational manual for business, part guidebook to a successful and happy social life, Life's a Pitch is written as the result of an accumulated half century of (mostly successful) pitching by the authors. Ground-breaking and genre-busting, it will transform the way you think about the art of persuasion for ever.
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The Money Pitch

Why are baseball players paid so much money? In this insightful book, legal scholar and salary arbitrator Roger Abrams tells the story of how a few thousand very talented young men obtain their extraordinary riches.

Author: Roger Abrams

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 143990393X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Professional baseball players have always been well paid. In 1869, Harry Wright paid his Cincinnati Red Stockings about seven times what an average working-man earned. Today, on average, players earn more than fifty times the average worker's salary. In fact, on December 12, 1998, pitcher Kevin Brown agreed to a seven-year, $105,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the first nine-figure contract in baseball history. Brown will be earning over $400,000 per game; more than 17,000 fans have to show up at Dodger Stadium every night just to pay his salary. Why are baseball players paid so much money? In this insightful book, legal scholar and salary arbitrator Roger Abrams tells the story of how a few thousand very talented young men obtain their extraordinary riches. Juggling personal experience and business economics, game theory and baseball history, he explains how agents negotiate compensation, how salary arbitration works, and how the free agency "auction" operates. In addition, he looks at the context in which these systems operate: the players' collective bargaining agreement, the distribution of quality players among the clubs, even the costs of other forms of entertainment with which baseball competes. Throughout, Dean Abrams illustrates his explanations with stories and quotations -- even an occasional statistic, though following the dictum of star pitcher, club owner, and sporting goods tycoon Albert Spalding, he has kept the book as free of these as possible. He explains supply and demand by the cost of a bar of soap for Christy Mathewson's shower. He illustrates salary negotiation with an imaginary case based on Roy Hobbs, star of The National. He leads the reader through the breath-taking successes of agent Scott Boras to explain the intricacies of free agent negotiating. Although studies have shown that increases in admissions prices precede rather than follow the rise in player salaries, fans are understandably bemused by skyrocketing salaries. Dean Abrams does not shy away from the question of whether it is "fair" for an athlete to earn more than $10,000,000 a year. He looks at issues of player (and team) loyalty and player attitudes, both today and historically, and at what increased salaries have meant for the national pastime, financially and in the eyes of its fans. The Money Pitch concludes that "the money pitch is a story of good fortune, good timing, and great leadership, all resulting from playing a child's game -- a story that is uniquely American."
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Pitch Like a Girl

Every pitch carries a price tag . You need to be the one to set it — and you can , without sacrificing who you are in the process . WHY MONEY IS SO HARD Of course , you don't need me to tell you that money is a tough topic for many ...

Author: Ronna Lichtenberg

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1594860092

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Examines the relationship women have to the world of work and provides pragmatic advice and tips on how they can use their unique advantages to best effect and succeed in the workplace.
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The Art of Startup Fundraising

Startup money is moving online, and this guide shows you how it works. The Art of Startup Fundraising takes a fresh look at raising money for startups, with a focus on the changing face of startup finance.

Author: Alejandro Cremades

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119191834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Startup money is moving online, and this guide shows you how it works. The Art of Startup Fundraising takes a fresh look at raising money for startups, with a focus on the changing face of startup finance. New regulations are making the old go-to advice less relevant, as startup money is increasingly moving online. These new waters are all but uncharted—and founders need an accessible guide. This book helps you navigate the online world of startup fundraising with easy-to-follow explanations and expert perspective on the new digital world of finance. You'll find tips and tricks on raising money and investing in startups from early stage to growth stage, and develop a clear strategy based on the new realities surrounding today's startup landscape. The finance world is in a massive state of flux. Changes are occurring at an increasing pace in all sectors, but few more intensely than the startup sphere. When the paradigm changes, your processes must change with it. This book shows you how startup funding works, with expert coaching toward the new rules on the field. Learn how the JOBS Act impacts the fundraising model Gain insight on startups from early stage to growth stage Find the money you need to get your venture going Craft your pitch and optimize the strategy Build momentum Identify the right investors Avoid the common mistakes Don't rely on the "how we did it" tales from superstar startups, as these stories are unique and applied to exceptional scenarios. The game has changed, and playing by the old rules only gets you left behind. Whether you're founding a startup or looking to invest, The Art of Startup Fundraising provides the up-to-the-minute guidance you need.
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Maybe I ll Pitch Forever

I went back to pitching , picking up that money that was rolling in free and easy all over the country . I bought a couple of cars and some more shotguns and a mess of hunting dogs and all the fishing gear you could get your hands on .

Author: LeRoy Paige

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803287321

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 295

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Satchel Paige was forty-two years old in 1948 when he became the first black pitcher in the American League. Although the oldest rookie around, he was already a legend. For twenty-two years, beginning in 1926, Paige dazzled throngs with his performance in the Negro Baseball Leagues. Then he outlasted everyone by playing professional baseball, in and out of the majors, until 1965. Struggle—against early poverty and racial discrimination—was part of Paige's story. So was fast living and a humorous point of view. His immortal advice was "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
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The Pitch Coach

It is the same thing, really, except that you are not pitching for money but for buyin from the audience. This can actually be harder. What was your best pitch? I did a very short threeminute pitch at the World Health Organisation VdGM ...

Author: Catherine Moonan

Publisher: Liberties Press

ISBN: 9781910742617

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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As the pitch coach for the Irish TV programme ‘Dragons’ Den’, Catherine Moonan has coached more than 500 contestants, helping them to gain over €4 million in investment. In this practical and informative book, she provides all the skills and techniques you need to pitch yourself, your idea or your business. In the book, Catherine interviews a wide range of industry experts on pitching, presenting, interviewing and public speaking. She combines their tips and advice with her own experience of training and coaching in effective communication and presentation skills since 2002. This book is ideal for anyone who needs to speak in public, especially anyone with a fear of public speaking – whether they’re presenting themselves at a job or media interview, pitching their start-up business, presenting an idea to their CEO or delivering a speech at an important event. It will guide you, step-by-step, from a blank canvas to a positive end result.
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Knights American Mechanical Dictionary

The money of ancient Egypt was in the form of The pitch - point of a pair of wheels is the point of rings , which were of gold and silver , a b c d , fig . contact of their pitch - lines . 1382. The same currency , we learn from Wilkin ...

Author: Edward H. Knight

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Greenlit Developing Factual TV Ideas from Concept to Pitch

The Professional Guide to Pitching Factual Shows Nicola Lees. Buttignol. ... There are a number of things to consider before you make your tape: Cost—Making a tape costs money, and you will usually have to cover those costs yourself.

Author: Nicola Lees

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408123331

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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"Blows the lid on so many TV secrets" Tom Archer, Controller Factual, BBC "If every first-time producer read this before pitching a program, I guarantee a greater success rate" Gary Lico, President/CEO, CABLEready, USA In recent years there has been an explosion of broadcast and cable channels with a desperate need for original factual/reality programming to fill their schedules: -documentaries, observational series, makeover formats, reality competitions. Yet television executives receive a daily avalanche of inappropriate pitches from pushy, badly prepared producers. Only 1 in 100 proposals are considered worth a second look, and most commissioners never read past the first paragraph. Greenlit explains how to develop, research, pitch and sell your idea for any type of factual or reality television show. It gives the inside track on: * What channel executives are really looking for in a pitch, * The life stories of hit factual shows such as The Apprentice, Deadliest Catch and Strictly Come Dancing * Advice from channel commissioners, development producers and on-screen talent on both sides of the Atlantic. * Eleven steps that will increase your chance of winning a commission In a rapidly expanding TV market, Greenlit is packed with resource lists, sample proposals, case studies and exercises designed to boost your skills and develop commission-winning proposals.
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No contacts No problem How to Pitch and Sell a Freelance Feature

Actually, some editors may even be a little impressed if you pitch something they've run in the last year, as it shows you're on the money for the type of content they favour. But you should definitely make sure that you avoid pitching ...

Author: Catherine Quinn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408198773

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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There are plenty of books on the market which tell you how to write stylish prose, attention-grabbing headlines or market yourself better as a freelance writer. But how do you get that first piece published in a national publication? This book shows you the techniques that real freelancers use to sell their ideas and get into print. Professional freelancer Catherine Quinn, who built a successful freelance career from scratch, guides you through a step-by-step process to get your first article in print, from how to format your pitch, to identifying the undersold freelance hotspots. Her tried and tested step-by-step approach: - Shows you how to scope the market and pick the most likely potential customers - Gives the inside track on how to convince editors who've never heard of you to commission your work - Tells you what to expect at every step along the pitching process - Includes a four week plan with a day-by-day process to kick start your freelance career
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You Get What You Pitch For

I always asked them to wait until I was done with my pitch and if they did, I would refund their money plus £1, no questions asked. Most of the time, they agreed, and I handed them their money in full view of everyone.

Author: Anthony Sullivan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738220079

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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TV's most popular pitchman reveals the secrets of pitching to get what you want in virtually any situation. Anthony "Sully" Sullivan went from selling car washers in rainy Welsh street markets to selling to audiences of millions around the world as the face of OxiClean. How did he do it? Convincing people to give you what you want is an art form that takes charisma and confidence. But no great pitchman achieves success based on those qualities alone. The good ones make themselves great with practice and discipline, mastering a series of skills that Sullivan dubs the ten "Pitch Powers." These are essential techniques he's learned in more than twenty-five years "on the joint" (that's pitchman-speak for the area where you're selling). For the first time ever, Sullivan reveals the secrets behind his seemingly superhuman ability to persuade others--even if they start out regarding you with suspicion or even hostility. Do it right and you'll change minds, open doors, get opportunities, turn adversaries into allies, make more money, and gain the kind of confidence that makes other people want to know you. From the first Pitch Power ("Know Your Acceptable Outcomes") to the last ("Finish with Confidence")--with invaluable strategies along the way on using your flubs to get a laugh, how to deal with push-back, and more--Sullivan reveals that pitching is all about engaging a person face-to-face and eye-to-eye so they feel like you're speaking directly to them, even if there are fifty other people in the room. It's turning a crowd of strangers with their arms folded into a legion of fans ready to say "yes" enthusiastically to whatever you propose, what Anthony Sullivan calls fierce agreement. It's the power to get the job, get the girl (or guy), get the part, make money, get better service, advance your career--do just about anything you want to do.
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Pitch the Perfect Investment

This book gives you in-depth training along with access to complete online ancillaries and case studies so you can master the little skill that makes a big difference.

Author: Paul D. Sonkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119051787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Pitching the Perfect Investment + Website will present a two-step process: 1) finding the perfect investment; and 2) crafting the perfect pitch. It presents world-class insights into search strategy, data collection and research, securities analysis, risk assessment and management, combined with the use of critical thinking, to uncover the perfect opportunity for professional analysts, sophisticated private investors and ambitious young analysts as well as mergers and acquisition specialists advising clients, financial consultants and corporate financial analysis teams. Pitching draws from the disciplines of psychology, argumentation and informal logic. It instructs the investor analysts of all types how to craft this perfect investment into the perfect pitch. Pitching an investment is an essential skill to securing and then excelling at your job on Wall Street. In this book: The money manager will learn how to analyze and pitch ideas to potential investors in order to get them to invest in his or her fund. The analyst will learn how to source, analyze, value and pitch a compelling stock idea to their superiors in order to advance their careers. The banker will learn how to pitch acquisition ideas to senior executives and corporate clients to win business. The C-level executive of a public or private company will learn how to pitch his company to existing and potential investors. The salesperson will learn how to analyze and pitch a compelling idea to clients. The sophisticated or enterprising individual investor will learn how to source, analyze and value investment ideas to make money. The student will learn how to source, analyze, value and pitch a compelling stock idea in order to secure a job on Wall Street. This is an essential skill for the ambitious young investment analyst looking to begin a career on Wall Street as well as the seasoned veteran discussing an idea on CNBC, and every investor in-between.
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A Long Pitch Home

Sometimes it is fun, but only when I'm pitching. Mostly it's frustrating. “Yes, Daddo. It's a lot of fun. Baba says when he gets to America, he's coming to all my games.” Lots of murmuring comes over the line, and I can imagine everyone ...

Author: Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 9781607348702

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Ten-year-old Bilal liked his life back home in Pakistan. He was a star on his cricket team. But when his father suddenly sends the family to live with their aunt and uncle in America, nothing is familiar. While Bilal tries to keep up with his cousin Jalaal by joining a baseball league and practicing his English, he wonders when his father will join the family in Virginia. Maybe if Bilal can prove himself on the pitcher’s mound, his father will make it to see him play. But playing baseball means navigating relation-ships with the guys, and with Jordan, the only girl on the team—the player no one but Bilal wants to be friends with. A sensitive and endearing contemporary novel about family, friends, and assimilation.
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Pitch Perfect

Founders everywhere struggle to nail the perfect pitch to garner VC backing, and this book is here to help. Pitch Perfect by Haje Jan Kamps expertly teaches you how to tell your startup’s story.

Author: Haje Jan Kamps

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484260643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 103

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You have a home-run startup idea and a whip-smart team to execute it. Everything should be in place to kick-start your company and secure funding. However, there is one more step that can make or break the entire deal: the pitch. Founders everywhere struggle to nail the perfect pitch to garner VC backing, and this book is here to help. Pitch Perfect by Haje Jan Kamps expertly teaches you how to tell your startup’s story. To raise venture capital, it is absolutely crucial that your foundation is a story that is accessible, compelling, and succinct. Kamps uses his invaluable experiential knowledge to guide you through your presentation, from slide deck specifics to storytelling details to determining a fundamental philosophy for your business. In the process of creating and formulating a pitch deck and the story to go with it, founders often discover deep flaws in their business idea. Perhaps the market is non-existent. It could be that the “problem” isn’t worth solving. Maybe the idea is so simple that it would be too easy to copy. Maybe it’s already been done, or the team simply is not up to the job. Pitch Perfect has all of those bases covered so that you can excel. How do you convince an institutional investor to part with their money and fund your company? The small block of time you are given for a pitch holds your startup’s future in its grasp. Learn how to craft your startup story in a way that will get people to lean into your message with Pitch Perfect. Your dream is only one pitch away.
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The Definitive Business Pitch

How to Make the Best Pitches, Proposals and Presentations Angela Hatton. allocate limited resources to . In the context of business today we are invariably in a buyer's market and this has serious implications .

Author: Angela Hatton

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273708260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

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First impressions count. Convince every potential client, investor, partner, customer - even your own manager - with a winning business pitch.
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Making My Pitch

We both resigned ourselves to going from an ultimate high to ordinary life back at home—though I would have the security of my money from the ssk contract. With that I would have the time to train and get stronger.

Author: Ila Jane Borders

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496214058

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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Making My Pitch tells the story of Ila Jane Borders, who despite formidable obstacles became a Little League prodigy, MVP of her otherwise all-male middle school and high school teams, the first woman awarded a college baseball scholarship, and the first to pitch and win a complete men’s collegiate game. After Mike Veeck signed Borders in May 1997 to pitch for his St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League, she accomplished what no woman had done since the Negro Leagues era: play men’s professional baseball. Borders played four professional seasons and in 1998 became the first woman in the modern era to win a professional ball game. Borders had to find ways to fit in with her teammates, reassure their wives and girlfriends, work with the media, and fend off groupies. But these weren’t the toughest challenges. She had a troubled family life, a difficult adolescence as she struggled with her sexual orientation, and an emotionally fraught college experience as a closeted gay athlete at a Christian university. Making My Pitch shows what it’s like to be the only woman on the team bus, in the clubhouse, and on the field. Raw, open, and funny at times, her story encompasses the loneliness of a groundbreaking pioneer who experienced grave personal loss. Borders ultimately relates how she achieved self-acceptance and created a life as a firefighter and paramedic and as a coach and goodwill ambassador for the game of baseball.
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The Encyclopaedic Dictionary

Money given by 6. Music : Musical sounds give to the mind project ; generally with some delinite object : the swain to his companions to secure the & feeling of acuteness or gravity according to as , To pitch a quoit , to pitch hay ...

Author: Robert Hunter

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ISBN: UIUC:30112120095937

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Brilliant Pitch

There are many books you can buy on the subject of teamwork, and many companies spend large amounts of money on training and consultancy to help their people work better as a team. But a pitch is different.

Author: Shaun Varga

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 9780273745204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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In business, there is a moment when everyone has to make a pitch; it might be your own personal OK Corral, when the consequences of failure are too painful to even contemplate, but it will always be an occasion where the outcome really matters. Brilliant Pitch will equip people to tackle pitch situations (however tough), improve their own skills and, importantly, leave them enthused about the idea of pitching and looking forward to the next one. It will do so first by outlining how to approach any pitch, then how to tailor the approach in different situations. There are secrets from the masters. There are pitch stories. (Such as the agency which pitched to British Rail, and deliberately kept them waiting in reception for an hour, with bad refreshments and no explanation for the delay…) The book brings the process to life, rather than simply listing things to do. It shows readers how they, too, can become great at pitching. Brilliant outcomes: It eliminates the possibility of doing a 'bad' pitch It will help readers get the content and preparation spot on by focusing on the needs of the audience. It will help give readers tons of confidence so they’ll not only deliver brilliant pitches, but they’ll be eager to pitch time and time again.
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The Perfect Pitch

Because you're in the driver's seat: The other person has stopped talking long enough for you to make your pitch. The time to knock 'em dead is now. To wit: “Well, Professor Goldstein, let me ask you this: How many of the applicants for ...

Author: David Andrusia

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446566940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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International marketing expert David Andrusia shares his essential tips and tricks for pitching yourself in today's hyper-competitive job market. Whether it's finding a new job, holding on to current employment, or nailing down a new promotion, the key is learning how to effectively sell or "pitch" oneself to others. In this insightful and entertaining handbook, Andrusia explains how to succeed in today's competitive and constantly shifting job market by perfecting the tailored pitch, the personal pitch, the power pitch, and the team pitch.
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Waiting for Godot s First Pitch

My dad never made more than ¡7K In a working year, never took us to a Fancy restaurant—a country preacher Is what he was, and he taught me the art Of pitching, the art of taking things within My reach and making them work, ...

Author: Tim Peeler

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786462568

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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In baseball, as in much poetry, beauty comes from tension. Groundrules and boundaries confine those who would play, but the best find ways to exploit their strictures, and just as the daring base runner takes second on a fly to right, the practiced poet trips the sleepy reader with a surprise rhyme, bold line break, or a jarring reversal of foot. It’s no surprise, then, that hardball has a larger body of literature than other sports, or that aficionados are more likely than others to quote lines of verse in support of the game they love. This is Tim Peeler’s second book of poems from baseball. It contains some of his most moving and best-crafted poetry. Starting with time-honored themes—fathers and sons, baseball and time, memory and the nation, team and player and loyalty—the poet adapts the universal to the local and personal, proving that baseball, with its easy accommodation of reflection, remains a powerful tool for mining our individual and collective history.
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