Twice Around the Bases: The Thinking Fan's Inside Look at Baseball

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Nobody knows baseball like Kevin Kennedy!

Kevin Kennedy was a catcher and a Montreal, coach in the minors, a farm director for the Expos and a bench coach for Felipe Alou before moving on to manage the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox. Now one of the sport's most respected analysts and commentators, he offers a fresh look at baseball from the viewpoint of a "lifer," capturing the intricacies of the professional game with a sharp analytical eye and unabashed candor, including:

  • The lengths to which teams and players will go to gain the competitive edge -- from doctored playing fields to performance-enhancing drugs
  • The politics and egos that keep the managerial carousel spinning
  • The often delicate balance when managing superstar players like Roger Clemens, Pudge Rodriguez, and Jose Canseco
  • The little-known world of the Latin American winter leagues

Intelligent, insightful, and engaging, Twice Around the Bases is a treat for anyone who truly loves the game.

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Kevin Kennedy is the two-time Emmy-nominated host for Fox's national Major League Baseball package, serves as lead baseball analyst for several Fox Sports Net shows, including the Los Angel's Dodgers and Angels pre- and postgame shows, broadcasts on Fox Sports radio on Sundays, and writes a regular column for FoxSports.com. He also cohosts a daily show on XM Radio's 24/7 Major League Baseball Channel.



A freelance writer for more than thirty years, Bill Gutman's books include When the Cheering Stops and The Giants Win the Pennant! The Giants Win the Pennant! with Bobby Thompson.

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