We are excited to announce the upcoming release of “The 2012 Texas Rangers: A Shutdown Ending”. This book will be a compilation of the work of eight of the staff writers here at Shutdown Inning, covering the 2012 season in its entirety.
We are making this book available in electronic format for a very reasonable price. In total, this work is the length of a 35-page Word document, just over 17,000 words.
This book will be an excellent piece to add to your collection of winter reading to hold you over until Spring Training 2013. It is expected to be available for electronic distribution by December 9th (hopefully sooner!), and would make an excellent Christmas gift for that Rangers fan in your life who can never get enough of Texas baseball.
Below is an excerpt from the book’s preface:
Over the course of a 162-game baseball season, it can be difficult to recognize what is or isn’t significant at the time it takes place, or at least determine the magnitude of the significance. Does a four-home run night from Josh Hamilton truly matter? What about a seemingly non-serious disabled list assignment for Colby Lewis because of forearm tendinitis? Without the benefit of perspective, it would be easy to confuse which were the moments that truly determined the final outcome of a season. This book is written with the benefit of that perspective, and will be a lasting memory of the year that was for the Texas Rangers in 2012.
Another announcement will launch once the book is available for your purchase. As always, thank you for being among those who frequent our site and support what we do.