Senior Year: A Father, A Son, and High School Baseball

Senior Year A Father A Son and High School Baseball In Senior Year Dan Shaughnessy focuses his acclaimed sports writing talents on his son Sam s senior year of high school a turning point in any young life and certainly in the relationship between fa

  • Title: Senior Year: A Father, A Son, and High School Baseball
  • Author: Dan Shaughnessy
  • ISBN: 9780618729050
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Senior Year, Dan Shaughnessy focuses his acclaimed sports writing talents on his son Sam s senior year of high school, a turning point in any young life and certainly in the relationship between father and son Using that experience, Shaughnessy circles back to his own boyhood and calls on the many sports greats he s known over the years Ted Williams, Roger Clemens,In Senior Year, Dan Shaughnessy focuses his acclaimed sports writing talents on his son Sam s senior year of high school, a turning point in any young life and certainly in the relationship between father and son Using that experience, Shaughnessy circles back to his own boyhood and calls on the many sports greats he s known over the years Ted Williams, Roger Clemens, Larry Bird to capture that uniquely American rite of passage that is sports.Growing up, Dan Shaughnessy was so baseball obsessed that he played games by himself and didn ft even let himself win His son, Sam Shaughnessy, came by his own love of sports naturally and was a natural hitter who quickly ascended the ranks of youth sports Now nicknamed the 3 2 Kid for his astonishing ability to hover between success and failure in everything he does, Sam is finally a senior, and it s all on the line what college to attend how to keep his grades up and his head down until graduation and whether his final high school baseball season, which features foul weather, a hitting slump, and a surprising clash with a longtime coach, will end in disappointment or triumph.All along the way, Dad is there, chronicling that universal experience of putting your child out on the field and in the world and hoping for the best With gleaming insight, wicked humor, and, at times, the searching soul of an unsure father, Shaughnessy illuminates how sports connect generations and how they help us grow up and let go.

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    1. Never as good as I wanted it to be. Not as funny, not as touching, not even as much baseball as I expected. It was a good glimpse into the author's family life, though, and what sports means to a small New England town. The writing wasn't even as engaging as I expected. Dan Shaughnessy seems to have just knocked this one off in between other writing gigs.

    2. I really enjoyed Dan Shaughnessy's book senior year. This book is about a father, a son, and high school baseball. I picked this book to read for summer reading because i love sports, especially baseball. I enjoyed this book because of the way the book is presented. Throughout this book, Shaughnessy is always straight up, he doesn't play favorites, even towards his son. He highlights that his son is a great hitter, but doesn't have a good arm. I also liked that Shaughnessy is relating his son's [...]

    3. I enjoyed the first 2 chapters very much. They made me cry and laugh, but the rest of the book was dissappointing. While the father certainly had a passion for baseball, the son lacked a love of the game. It seemed that his success with the bat and the attention he got from that was more important to him than the comaraderie of the team, the senior year bonding, or the game of baseball itself. It left me empty at the end. I couldn't relate to this kid at all.

    4. Should be titled why my son won't make it in sports, because he is doing everything wrong and has no one around him that has a clue.

    5. I loved this book for so many reasons. My daughter is a dancer and not a baseball player but I sure could appreciate looking over the past years and thinking of all the practices, competions, dancers and familes that are part of my life and soon will not be. I will gladly give up waiting for the college acceptances, that was so nerve wracking!! Going through Senior year was not what I had expected, too many ups and downs. Like Dan, I too recived the warnings from the guidance office every semest [...]

    6. Shaughnessy writes about the impact that sports had on his life, from an early age and weaves in parts of his son's story along the way. Written well with humor, I wonder if perhaps it was too much too soon. He seems to be trying to strike a balance between analyzing his love of sports and baseball and all it did for his life and career, against the interest of his son. Any good kid would be hard pressed to want to intentionally disappoint a loving parent, and Dan certainly makes clear he doesn' [...]

    7. Senior Year is nonfiction about Dan Shaughnessy's (Boston sports writer) son's Senior Year and the stress he as a parent had. It gives insight into a parent's feelings and thoughts about raising a senior. The son was a ballplayer and the dad was very much into watching his games and hoping he would get a sports scholarship for college. The father often compares his son's actions and events to his own memories from when he was that age. It covers the following issues: grades, driving, prom, sport [...]

    8. This was an OK read about a father describing his son's senior year of high school and comparing it to his own senior year some thirty or so years earlier. The book is centered around the son's high school baseball team in a suburb of Boston. The author is a sports writer for the Boston Globe. There were some definite "truisms" and interesting points made by the author in comparing how things used to be back in the 1970's versus how things are today - I could identify with these points. But ulti [...]

    9. Thanks to the Dan Patrick show I often hear Dan Shaughnessy on the radio. I find him to be funny and interesting (even if he is a Red Sox fan). Because of the DP Show, I decided to give "Senior Year" a go. I also happen to love books about baseball, and sports is an interest I too share with my dad. All in all, it was a nice read and very much enjoyed. Baseball lovers should read this one. Thank you Mr. Shaugnessy for letting us into your life. Although, I do wonder if your daughters now want yo [...]

    10. Senior Year was an enjoyable read for me. Shaughnessy's account of his son Sam's senior year of high school was not one of great drama or excitement, but a comfortably honest story about family bonds, mistakes made and lessons learned. While mainly focusing on sports, I saw this as a parenting memoir, and I appreciated the message about savoring the moments (good, bad, and the ugly) from a "seasoned" father of 3.

    11. I loved this book. I don't know why I didn't rate it five stars, maybe one day I'll go back and change that. I've heard from prominent teachers that they all have books that they are unwilling to share with their classes (even though they have an enormous desire to promote reading), and this will be the the book for me. I never thought I would keep a book all to myself (or in this case between me and my dad), but this one is it for me.

    12. Loved this book. I remember Dan from high school, always smiling and busy going place to place, person to person. It was fun to read about the people and places I'd known growing up, almost like being there. Not being a sports fan, I would glaze over reading the technical descriptions of games, but this book was heartfelt and a wonderful read.

    13. Plenty here for a baseball parent to relate to, although I would have preferred a little less Dan Shaugnessy and a little more Sam Shaugnessy, his ball-playing son who is ostensibly at the center of this memoir.

    14. If you graduated from Newton North High School you should read this book. Yes ladies, its about fathers/sons and baseball but it's still worth it. A really quick read that will bring you back to the halls of NNHS.

    15. This book was very quick and more fun to read if you have played or coached in the Bay State League in Boston. It also makes seeing Dan Shaugnessy's son play baseball more interesting. If you like baseball and live in Massachusetts, I would recommend it.

    16. More about parenthood and father-son relationships than baseball, which is good because baseball is not one of my favorite topics for reading. but mr. shaughnessy's book makes the baseball language extremely accessible to the non-baseball fan.

    17. Good book by well known sportswriter and kid kids senior year in High school, parenting, role of sports in fatherhood etc

    18. Easy read. Great book for parents of high school kids. Especially interesting for those with kids at newton north high school.

    19. A great father/son look that any parent can relate to, regardless of a baseball appreciation. It helps, but isn't necessary.

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