Ashland, Oregon (PressExposure) May 26, 2008 -- The Bathroom Readersâ Institute (BRI) and Portable Press announced today the release of an all-star addition to its best-selling Uncle Johnâs Bathroom Reader series, Uncle Johnâs Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball. This amazing collection of baseball essentials is guaranteed to keep both serious fans and curious rookies on the edge of their seats.
The first full baseball game took place in 1838âso it's no surprise that in the last 170 years the sport has produced staggering volumes of statistics, raised an impressive array of players, and perhaps most significantly, won the love of an entire nation. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball is an intriguingly informative and humorous swing through the history, philosophy, teams, players, equipment, fashion, and hilarious flubs of the great game of baseball.
âAfter more than 20 years of writing Bathroom Readers, Uncle John and his dedicated staff are proud to present the first book about their favorite sportâbaseball,â says Uncle John himself. âWhether you're a diehard fan who eats stats for breakfast, or just want to read some fascinating and funny stories, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball is as satisfying as a home run in the bottom of the 9th.â
Dig your spikes in and read about: â¢ Hot dog races, stadium trivia, and the Father of the Fastball â¢ Incredible statistics, amazing facts, and hilarious quotes â¢ "Mustache Night" and other great ballpark gimmicks â¢ The bloody history of batting helmets and stirrup socks â¢ What umpires and managers really say out there â¢ Hecklers, fanatic fans & the "kissing bandit" â¢ The strange tale of Ted Williams's head â¢ The "Disabled & Embarrassed" list â¢ Test your baseball I.Q. â¢ And much, much more!
For two decades Uncle Johnâs Bathroom Reader has been a family favorite, and this newest edition is sure to be an instant classic. Uncle Johnâs Bathroom Reader Takes a Swing at Baseball is available wherever fine books are sold at the publisherâs suggested retail price of $12.95.
Uncle Johnâs Bathroom Reader series is one of the longest-running, most popular humor collections in the publishing industry. With more than 7 million copies in print, Uncle John taps into a vast resource of hidden readers â the 66 percent who admit to reading in the bathroom. Thatâs why Uncle Johnâs Bathroom Readers have been a must-order for book and gift stores worldwide for two decades. For more information about the Uncle Johnâs Bathroom Reader series, visit http://www.bathroomreader.com.