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Announcing: It's Just a Game

About the book: Similar to how H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights uses high school football in Texas as a lens to look at society, Brian Carriveau’s It’s Just a Game observes adult amateur baseball in Wisconsin as a means to examine small-town America. The non-fiction book,...

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Announcing: It’s Just a Game

About the book:

Similar to how H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights uses high school football in Texas as a lens to look at society, Brian Carriveau’s It’s Just a Game observes adult amateur baseball in Wisconsin as a means to examine small-town America.

The non-fiction book, published by Winners Success Network, chronicles a season in southern Wisconsin’s Home Talent League as its stakeholders make their way through life while at the same time trying to win a championship.

From blue collar to white collar, the players, coaches, and umpires are police officers, teachers, delivery drivers, insurance salesmen, and people you meet on the street every day. On their evenings and weekends, they dedicate an inordinate amount of time to a brand of sport that saw its heyday peak between the two world wars.

Trying to execute the perfect sacrifice bunt is only part of their worries. Life doesn’t stop for baseball. Along the way, they deal with everything from small-town politics to the death of a loved one. But the one thing they all have in common is the love of the game.

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14 Responses to Announcing: It’s Just a Game

  1. Bill Short says:

    Been waiting for this one for a long time, Brian. I am pleased to have had the chance to answer some questions from the umpire’s point of view. I look forward togetting my hands on IT’S JUST A GAME
    Bill Short

  2. Good to hear from you, Bill. You’re mentioned very prominently in the book. I think you’ll like it.

  3. Pete Carriveau says:

    Congratulations, Brian on publishing your book that I know you have worked very hard on. I’m proud of you that you have pursued your passion of writing as a career. I think you do a good job and enjoy your writings. I look forward to reading your book.
    Pete

  4. Lynn Dickey 12 says:

    Hi Brian, I miss hearing your Training Camp commentary this year. It was really cool hearing such depth from the same person each day. The book sounds like a great story that was begging to be told…

  5. Thanks, Lynn. I’m still providing commentary on training camp at Cheesehead TV this year, albeit not as much as last year.

  6. Jim Winter says:

    Brian,
    Congrats on getting the book published. I don’t coach Stoughton Home Talent any more. I moved to Dubuque for a better newspaper job and now coach the semi-pro Dubuque Blues baseball team. Can’t wait to add the book to my collection of baseball books.

    Great job!

  7. Tom Killian says:

    Nice job Brian! Can’t wait to read it. I love local history reads and of course, sports. This sounds great.

  8. Mike Thomas says:

    Good luck with your book, Brian. It’s great to see a fellow Wolverine doing well. My order is in!

  9. Admin says:

    Thanks so much, Mike. Appreciate it.

  10. Deb Lisch says:

    Congratulations Brian. I will see you in Crivitz along with a few of my students.

  11. Admin says:

    Fantastic, Deb. It will be good to see you again.

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  13. Makendra says:

    Is there going to be an audible version of the book? You should read it, Brian

  14. Admin says:

    Currently there are no plans to do an audio book, but I am open to the idea if an opportunity presents itself. Thanks for the support. I would love to read it, but my regional dialect might be a little too thick ;)

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