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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Win a Copy of It’s Just a Game


The Milwaukee Brewers blog Disciples of Uecker, part of ESPN’s Sweetspot Network, is giving away a free copy of It’s Just a Game this evening. To win the book, all you have to do is guess the combined number of hits the Brewers and Cincinnati Reds will total this evening on Tuesday May 8 at Miller Park. Send your guesses to by 7:00 p.m. Central time. And to read more about It’s Just a Game at Disciples of Uecker, …

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Jim Gantner Adds Foreword to It’s Just a Game


Jim Gantner with author Brian Carriveau Former Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jim Gantner, a veteran of 17 years in Major League Baseball, will be contributing the Foreword for It’s Just a Game. Gantner is a native of Eden, Wisconsin and played adult amateur baseball for Long Lake of the Rock River League and Oakfield of the Tri-County League before ever logging an inning in professional baseball. It’s experiences such as these that makes Gantner’s insight invaluable to a book examining …

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