A Yankee Bat Boy's Insider Tale of Wild Nights, Gambling, and Good Times with Modern Baseball's Greatest Team
Author: Luis Castillo
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Clubhouse Confidential is the explosive, inside story of Yankees players and managers by a bat boy who saw it all You are invited to come behind the closed doors of the Yankees' clubhouse for the ride of your life in this intimate memoir about the team's recent glory years and the superstars who made it all possible. For the first time ever, Luis "Squeegee" Castillo, bat boy and clubbie for the Yankees from 1998 to 2005, talks about working with Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Joe Girardi, Bernie Williams, Roger Clemens, Joe Torre, and many other modern-day Yankee greats. Luis saw and heard what really happened in the privacy of the clubhouse, at parties, and in hotel rooms, bar fights, and secret meetings from Miami to St. Louis, from Detroit to Arizona, and from Toronto to New York. He even vacationed with some players and got to know them like family, discovering their pitching and hitting secrets, joining them in all-nighters, and learning their often hilarious methods of meeting girls and having fun on the road. Like a fly on the wall, Luis takes you backstage to show you how A-Rod's bragging when he hits home runs annoys teammates. Discover how manager Joe Torre checks racing results during games. Hear what happens inside the sanctity of the clubhouse after Roger Clemens beans Mets catcher Mike Piazza and then-a few months later during the 2000 World Series-throws a bat at him. Find out how Mariano Rivera eats junk food during games, why Posada routinely fights with El Duque, what Jeter is really saying to players on other teams as he rounds the bases, and so much more. Everyone knows what happened on the field. Now pull up a chair and enjoy the secret stories that only Luis can tell about what really happened behind the scenes-and why.
The foundation of organizational psychology, updated to reflectthe changing workplace Organizational Psychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach,Third Edition provides students with a thorough overview ofboth the science and practice of organizational psychology.Reflecting changes in the global workplace, the third editionexpands coverage of the effects of technology on processes andpersonnel, the generalizability of theories across cultures,including organizational climate, and employee health andwell-being. The new edition retains the hallmark features of thetext and Expanded coverage of the pervasive effects of technology on thesocial environment of work, including virtual work and the impactof social media. More graphics, including tables and charts, to help studentsunderstand and remember various related concepts and theories. Includes a unique full chapter on research methods and the useof statistics in understanding organizations. New chapter on the work/non-work interface, includingconsideration of both employees' life stages and changes over theircareers. Provides Instructors with comprehensive presentation andtesting materials. More on ethics, in light of relatively recent scandals incorporations and in politics. Expanded coverage throughout on cross-cultural issues anddiversity in organizations. Additional readings facilitate in-depth learning. Industrial and organizational psychologists contribute to thesuccess of an organization by improving the performance,satisfaction, and well-being of employees. By identifying howbehaviors and attitudes can be improved through hiring practices,training programs, and feedback and management systems, I/Opsychologists also help organizations transition during periods ofchange and development. Organizational Psychology: AScientist-Practitioner Approach, Third Edition is acomprehensive guide to the theory and application of behavioralscience in the workplace.
Generally acknowledged as the preeminent gathering of baseball scholars, the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture has made significant contributions to baseball research and pedagogy. This collection of 17 new essays is selected from the approximately 100 presentations of the 2013 and the 2014 symposia, covering topics whose importance extends beyond the ballpark. Presented in six themed parts, the essays consider the congruence of culture and baseball, the importance of ballpark itself, the myths, legends and icons of the baseball imagination, international and ethnic game variations, the work of baseball museum curators and a context for the game's rules of play and labor.