Nothing Down

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Nothing Down

Nothing Down Homer Newbody bursts upon the Major League Baseball scene by throwing no hitters in his first two starts But living his lifelong dream soon has its drawbacks when he announces to the world he would be

  • Title: Nothing Down
  • Author: Mike Reuther
  • ISBN: 9781466430815
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Homer Newbody bursts upon the Major League Baseball scene by throwing no hitters in his first two starts But living his lifelong dream soon has its drawbacks when he announces to the world he would be happy to play for nothing Soon, teammates, opponents, the media, the cynics turn on him Is Homer for real You don t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy this page turning nHomer Newbody bursts upon the Major League Baseball scene by throwing no hitters in his first two starts But living his lifelong dream soon has its drawbacks when he announces to the world he would be happy to play for nothing Soon, teammates, opponents, the media, the cynics turn on him Is Homer for real You don t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy this page turning novel of an American hero.

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    1. Ann-marie on said:

      I absolutely loved this book. I have been a huge baseball fan since I was 10 years old. A diehard Cubs fan, to boot. I knew stats and trivia from the olden days of the game and read all sorts of books about baseball. This is one of my favorites. A young man makes it to the Yankees as a rookie and pitches back to back no-hitters. The book is about his rookie year and how his love of the game (Michael Jordan's quote) took over his life and personality. It is written in current time with players ma [...]

    2. Joe Hempel on said:

      This review is courtesy of topoftheheapreviewsThe story of a small town kid who wants nothing more than to play baseball breaks into the majors in a big way. So does the book match Homer Newbody’s feat?I was really excited to read this when it came across my desk as an option to review. I’m a huge baseball fan. There is no other sport that compare to our nations past time in my mind. The description and all the makings of setting up a well crafted story that can bring back memories of the ba [...]

    3. Harold Kasselman on said:

      This is really a gem of a novel.The sole criticism is that I was a bit disappointed in the abrupt ending. I wanted more, much more of the life of Homer Newbody the embodiment of the naive,wholesome, small town hero who would literally play the game of baseball for nothing. The game is a part of his very being;it is all he ever dreamed of doing.He is an anachronistic relic in a game of self-centered men who care more about their stats and burgeoning contracts than they do about their teammates or [...]

    4. Brenda Ayala on said:

      Nothing Down is a sweet look at the core values of what baseball used to be. Homer Newbody is representative of an all-but-gone generation; a generation of people who just play the game for the love of the sport. Much of the focus of the book is Homer's unusual claim that he would gladly accept little to no payment to play in the Major Leagues. He's honestly in love with the game, and can't understand why there aren't more players who simply want to play. The book has criticisms about how the gi [...]

    5. Mike Kennedy on said:

      Nothing down is a decent read. I wouldn't say it is the best baseball book I have come across, and I wouldn't say it is the worst. I liked the idea behind the story, a farm kid from the country with old school ideas about baseball and how it should be viewed. He voices a lot of the same opinions that most baseball fans feel, although his our to the extreme. I wish Reuther spoke more about the games themselves, but over all he told a well thought out story. It was interesting to see how some of h [...]

    6. Barbara Ann on said:

      Homer Newbody is not your average New York Yankee pitcher. He grew up in a small town with old-fashioned values. Homer loves the game of baseball and is willing to play for peanuts, a fact that angers and annoys his teammates. The story is an easy read and the characters are appealing, though not really well developed. Readers will empathize with Homer and desperately want him to succeed in his quest to rescue the season for the team. The plot is not a compelling "edge of your seat story", but a [...]

    7. Sally Beaudean on said:

      Nothing Down is the story of a small town boy who grows up to live his dream to play major league baseball for the New York Yankees. Suddenly thrust into the limelight after pitching a no hitter, Homer Newbody realizes he is different from his teammates. He explains to the media that he would be willing to play for nothing -- because he truly loves the game. It's baseball the way it ought to be. His stand doesn't sit well with the players' union, and conflicts ensue. I loved the story, and found [...]

    8. Lucas on said:

      In a time where athletes are asking others to thank them for a taking a pay cut (while still making multi millions both playing the game and from endorsements) Nothing Down introduces you to a fresh young rookie named Homer Newbody. Homer has the audacity to tell the media that he would play the game of baseball "for nothing" simply because he loves the game.The book takes you along on Homer's journey from small town life to storied Yankee Stadium. Along the way, Homer's life unfolds as one with [...]

    9. P.S. Winn on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am a baseball fan, but even if I wasn't I would have enjoyed this great story. When Homer Newbody, a shy kid from a small town, makes it big as a baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees it is rare and wonderful to see he won't let the fame or money change him.In fact he doesn't even want the big bucks. Although I am a Red Sox fan I felt this book to be a heartwarming tribute to what is supposed to be america's favorite past time.

    10. Susan Miller on said:

      Small town, innocent boy loves baseball. Homer (great name for a baseball player) loves to pitch, even though he doesn't pitch fast, he pitches accurate. Homer wants to play baseball more than he wants money. Homer finds himself playing ball for the greatest team ever, the New York Yankees. Homer's career is cut short by cancer in the very arm that made him famous.

    11. J.b. Likeric on said:

      a giveaway. This was a nice quick to read book. Fantasy to tragedy so quickly happens to Homer. I kept reading to find out what the outcome was going to be. would he be the hero? would he fall in love and live happily ever after? would he play for nothing or make millions? After all, he just loved to play the game. I did enjoy this book, and I think others will too.

    12. Michele Benchouk on said:

      I received this book through a giveaway. Nothing Down made me feel like I was right there in the baseball action. The author's knowledge of, and love for, the game is evident and enjoyable without being too instructive. I liked Homer as a character and was really surprised by the plot twist. A quick and engaging read, even though I am a diehard Phillies fan over the Yankees!

    13. Nana on said:

      Good sportsmanship makes a great sports book. Wonderful real characters in an interesting story. Will recommend to boys who like to read Mike Lupica.

    14. Eileen Carter on said:

      AwesomeThis story had you hoping that the good ole boy would come out on top. and for a moment it seemed like he would but in the end we can't ask have happy endings.

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