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Former San Diego Padres marketing executive Andy Strasberg has published Baseball Fantography: A Celebration in Snapshots and Stories from the Fans.
The book features more than 200 photos of players - both on and off the field - ballparks, mascots and other images taken during the last 100 years, as well as first-person recollections.
Strasberg got the idea when he found a snapshot of himself as a teenager posing with Roger Maris at Yankee Stadium in 1966. Figuring that other people had similar photos, he began working on the book.
The photos range from 1918, when Hall of Famers Tris Speaker and Walter ''Rabbit'' Maranville are seen chatting, to 2009, when Josh Hamilton is seen stretching at spring training.
Strasberg was the technical consultant for the HBO film 61(asterisk). Bob Costas wrote the forward for the book, published by Abrams Image.
Strasberg says he's working on the next book in the series.
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If we've learned anything over the years from this site, you have to keep your head on a swivel when attending a professional baseball game. During yesterday's Padres/Reds affair, a fan by the name of Travis Decker was attempting to update his Facebook page on his phone when he got hit by a foul ball from San Diego's Will Venable: Your browser does not support iframes.
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A fan at Friday’s Padres-Reds game at Petco Park in San Diego learned the hard way why you always have to keep your head in the game. Travis Decker was drilled in the chest by a Will Venable foul ball and admitted during an interview with FOX Sports San Diego that he wasn’t paying attention because he was busy posting to Facebook from his...
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Sometimes it’s better to just leave the phone at home.
Pictured is Padres fan Travis Decker as he tries icing down his right shoulder after taking getting hit by a foul ball off the bat of San Diego’s Will Venable. Surely Decker must have had a good reason for not getting out of the way of the projectile as it bore down on him while he was watching the game from his seat in...
San Diego's Will Venable hit a foul ball far last night. All the way to section 221 of Qualcomm Stadium where Travis Decker was on his phone trying to post a facebook status. He got a nailed in the...
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A fan was hit by a foul ball while sitting in his seat at Petco Park during Friday night's San Diego Padres game, and he later admitted he didn't see the ball coming because he was too busy using his cell phone to update his Facebook page.
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Travis Decker was sitting in the second deck when he was hit in the shoulder by a foul ball...
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The O'Malley family is getting back into baseball.
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The deal -- valued at $800 million, including $200 million for a portion of the team's equity stake...
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the O'Malley Group has been selected to purchase the San Diego Padres. The O'Malley Group will pay $800 million, including $200 million for a portion of the team’s equity stake in Fox Sports San Diego.
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Fox Sports.com National Baseball Writer Jon Paul Morosi joins Rob and Amy to discuss the sale of the San Diego Padres and the news involving the MLB All-Star Break next week.