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[Reading] ➶ The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife ➽ Join or create book clubs – Alternative-medicine.co A Los Angeles Times Bestseller Is there life after baseball? Starting from this simple uestion The Wax Packends up with something much bigger and unexpecteda meditation on the loss of innocence and thA Los Angeles Times Bestseller Is there life after baseball? Starting from this simple uestion The Wax Packends up with something much bigger and unexpecteda meditation on the loss of innocence and the gift of impermanence for both Brad Balukjian and the former ballplayers he tracked down To get a truly random sample of players Balukjian followed this wildly absurd but fun as hell premise he took a single pack of baseball cards from 1986 the first year he collected cards opened it chewed the nearly thirty year old gum inside gagged and then embarked on a uest to find all the players in the pack Absurd maybe but true He took this trip solo in the summer of 2015 spanning 11341 miles through thirty states in forty eight days Balukjian actively engaged with his subjectstaking a hitting lesson from Rance Mulliniks watching kung fu movies with Garry Templeton and going to the zoo with Don Carman In the process of finding all the players but one he discovered an astonishing range of experiences and untold stories in their post baseball lives and he realized that we all havein common with ballplayers than we think While crisscrossing the country Balukjian retraced his own past reconnecting with lost loves and coming to terms with his lifelong battle with obsessive compulsive disorder Alternately elegiac and uplifting The Wax Pack is part baseball nostalgia part road trip travelogue and all heart a reminder that greatness is not found in the stats on the backs of baseball cards but in the personal stories of the men on the front of them.

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller Is there life after baseball? Starting from this simple uestion The Wax Packends up with something much bigger and unexpecteda meditation on the loss of innocence and the gift of impermanence for both Brad Balukjian and the former ballplayers he tracked down To get a truly random sample of players Balukjian followed this wildly absurd but fun as hell premise he took a single pack of baseball cards from 1986 the first year he collected cards opened it chewed the nearly thirty year old gum inside gagged and then embarked on a uest to find all the players in the pack Absurd maybe but true He took this trip solo in the summer of 2015 spanning 11341 miles through thirty states in forty eight days Balukjian actively engaged with his subjectstaking a hitting lesson from Rance Mulliniks watching kung fu movies with Garry Templeton and going to the zoo with Don Carman In the process of finding all the players but one he discovered an astonishing range of experiences and untold stories in their post baseball lives and he realized that we all havein common with ballplayers than we think While crisscrossing the country Balukjian retraced his own past reconnecting with lost loves and coming to terms with his lifelong battle with obsessive compulsive disorder Alternately elegiac and uplifting The Wax Pack is part baseball nostalgia part road trip travelogue and all heart a reminder that greatness is not found in the stats on the backs of baseball cards but in the personal stories of the men on the front of them.

pack: epub open pdf road pdf search book baseball's pdf afterlife book The Wax free Pack: On epub Pack: On the Open book Wax Pack: On pdf Wax Pack: On the Open free The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife KindleA Los Angeles Times Bestseller Is there life after baseball? Starting from this simple uestion The Wax Packends up with something much bigger and unexpecteda meditation on the loss of innocence and the gift of impermanence for both Brad Balukjian and the former ballplayers he tracked down To get a truly random sample of players Balukjian followed this wildly absurd but fun as hell premise he took a single pack of baseball cards from 1986 the first year he collected cards opened it chewed the nearly thirty year old gum inside gagged and then embarked on a uest to find all the players in the pack Absurd maybe but true He took this trip solo in the summer of 2015 spanning 11341 miles through thirty states in forty eight days Balukjian actively engaged with his subjectstaking a hitting lesson from Rance Mulliniks watching kung fu movies with Garry Templeton and going to the zoo with Don Carman In the process of finding all the players but one he discovered an astonishing range of experiences and untold stories in their post baseball lives and he realized that we all havein common with ballplayers than we think While crisscrossing the country Balukjian retraced his own past reconnecting with lost loves and coming to terms with his lifelong battle with obsessive compulsive disorder Alternately elegiac and uplifting The Wax Pack is part baseball nostalgia part road trip travelogue and all heart a reminder that greatness is not found in the stats on the backs of baseball cards but in the personal stories of the men on the front of them.

4 thoughts on “The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife

  1. James W. Rosenzweig James W. Rosenzweig says:

    MOBI Join or create book clubs ¶ The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's ¶ pack: epub, open pdf, road pdf, search book, baseball's pdf, afterlife book, The Wax free, Pack: On epub, Pack: On the Open book, Wax Pack: On pdf, Wax Pack: On the Open free, The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife KindleIt's a shame because the book is clearly an intriguing idea but the reading experience is really hard to get through primarily due to Balukjian himself The athletes he crosses paths with are for the most part interesting and a few o


  2. KReed KReed says:

    MOBI Join or create book clubs ¶ The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's ¶ pack: epub, open pdf, road pdf, search book, baseball's pdf, afterlife book, The Wax free, Pack: On epub, Pack: On the Open book, Wax Pack: On pdf, Wax Pack: On the Open free, The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife KindleI just finished reading The Wax Pack and I really enjoyed it for several reasons1 I loved the premise As a baseball fan and a kid who collected baseball cards as a youngster I really could relate to the excitement of opening a pack of baseball cards I also loved the idea of tracking the guys down from an old unopened pack from years ago2 My favorite sports book of all time is Ball Four not because of Bouton’s stories about his playing days which were interesting and funny but because of Ball Five Ball Six and Ball Seven the chapters he added in later editions Each of those last three chapters are approximately ten years apart and Bouton does a beautiful job telli


  3. Eric Paddon Eric Paddon says:

    MOBI Join or create book clubs ¶ The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's ¶ pack: epub, open pdf, road pdf, search book, baseball's pdf, afterlife book, The Wax free, Pack: On epub, Pack: On the Open book, Wax Pack: On pdf, Wax Pack: On the Open free, The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife KindleThis will be a minority opinion I am sure but this book IMO was dragged down by the author's decision to inject too much of himself into the story With all due respect I did not buy this book to read about his own personal life issues I wanted to read the challenge of taking the premise of finding all these players some famous others less so and exploring where they are now after baseball And much of that does come through but I really don't need to read about his one night stand dates with a yoga instructor etc or certain other things that were an annoying distraction for me as a reader You don't have to make the book about yourself in order to give us the lessons these players have to offer If he'd dialed it back it would have been closer to five stars As it is I can go no higher than three


  4. BG BG says:

    MOBI Join or create book clubs ¶ The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's ¶ pack: epub, open pdf, road pdf, search book, baseball's pdf, afterlife book, The Wax free, Pack: On epub, Pack: On the Open book, Wax Pack: On pdf, Wax Pack: On the Open free, The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife KindleNothing but positives to share Concept story flow interview uestions writing style personal disclosure road trip details everything about The Wax Pack just worked Hard to believe its his first book and hopefully not his last What he has created is a book less about baseball no stats or game details and about personal stories; his and the players he finds Just makes you wonder how many fascinating backstories there are floating around the world of ex players Here's hoping he changes his mind and breaks open a pack from 1987 next


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