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This Copyrighted Broadcast

Greenwald, Hank

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ISBN 10: 0942627458 / ISBN 13: 9780942627459
Published by Woodford Publishing, 1999
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hardcover in excellent condition, with VG+ dust jacket (a few small scuffs, slight edge wear). INSCRIBED BY GREENWALD to the first owner on the title page. 279 pages. Unmarked. [1.4 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 35324

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Title: This Copyrighted Broadcast

Publisher: Woodford Publishing

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Brand new condition hardcover book in its also mint condition decorative dustjacket.


"Style, not shtick. Wit, not bombast." That's the way Bob Costas describes longtime San Francisco Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald's on-air voice in his foreword to Greenwald's acerbically free-wheeling look back at his years in the booth. It's a description that also goes a long way toward characterizing the man and his memoir. Greenwald, now retired from the grind of day-to-day game-calling, was a rarity on the air. He not only knew how to make a game come alive, but also how to liven up the pauses in action with a genuine humor that was funny but not self-serving, self-referential, or worse, self-reverential. Not surprisingly, This Copyrighted Broadcast reflects that balancing act: it's smart in its look at the state of the game, on and particularly off the field (to wit: "If there's one thing owners don't accept, it's blame. They don't have to, they're owners"; "What a shame baseball is so insecure about itself"), it's funny, it's honest (wait till you see what Greenwald has to say about Barry Bonds), it's daring in what it reveals about broadcasting and some of the absurdities of being a ball club's paid mouthpiece--unless you're an institution like Harry Caray, you don't always get to call it like you see it--and it's poignant in its revelations about family, especially concerning Greenwald's remarkable relationship with a daughter who has Down's Syndrome. But mostly, it's a collection of terrific anecdotes from a man who knows how to tells stories, move things along, and amuse with skill and absolute timing. This is, after all, the announcer who, when told by a producer to shorten his sign-on of a game from Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, looked directly into the camera and bid fans a good evening from Two Rivers Stadium. --Jeff Silverman

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