Alyssa Milano is in love; she has been for some time. But the object of her affection isn't the subject of tabloid gossip fodder or an actor, in fact it isn't even a guy, it's a game, a game of nine innings that uses a ball made of leather and cork. A game called baseball.
In SAFE AT HOME, Alyssa Milano, the mind behind the bestselling sports clothing line Touch, tells the story of her lifelong obsession with baseball, revealing what the game has meant to her and why everyone should take a chance on nine innings. Like so many of us, Alyssa's baseball story begins with a father. A native Brooklynite who scorned the Dodgers for abandoning the city he loved, her father was reunited with the team when he and his young daughter moved out west for a fledging TV show known as Who's the Boss. It was then that Alyssa came to learn one of the fundamental truths of the game: no matter where you are, no matter how old you are, baseball connects you to your past.
As it turned out, the Dodgers were just the beginning, and more than simply a book about the Dodgers, SAFE AT HOME offers a view from the bleachers unlike any other, as Alyssa gives a fan's perspective on the heartache, headache, and joy that make every baseball season worth following. From arguing about the importance of baseball history to appreciating the quiet months of the off-season to criticizing Major League Baseball's response to the steroid scandal, Alyssa intertwines her thoughts about the game with stories from her life, bringing an intelligent, wry, and self-deprecating female voice to the world of baseball writing. The end result is a unique and unexpected book that is equal parts memoir, manifesto, and love letter to our national pastime.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 05 / 2010
- 203 x 135mm