Out of My League

I reached out with my free hand, tracing my ngertip along his skin. A featherlight
touch, barely there. “What happened here?” His gaze never left mine. “Baseball
cleat. Fourth grade. One of my teammates threw it at me.” “Some little league kid


Author: Sarah Sutton

Publisher: Golden Crown Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781734232226

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 328

View: 363

It’s all fun and games until someone catches feelings. Sophia Wallace is convinced her life is over when her high school cuts the journalism program. Without the elective, she loses her chance to intern with the biggest newspaper company in the county, and why? All because the baseball team needs more funding. To make matters worse, her boyfriend publicly dumps her at a party, which is mortifying. But the icing on the cake is when the captain of the baseball team and the most popular guy at Bayview High, Walsh Hunter, decides to be chivalrous. He jumps in, throws his arm around Sophia, and declares his undying love for her. In front of everyone. Suddenly, Sophia is thrown into a world of fake relationships and undercover journalism, and she realizes she’s way, way out of her league. Good thing she’s got the team captain to teach her how to play. But faced with choosing between saving her journalism class or her newfound feelings for Walsh, will she strike out or hit a home run?

Out of My League

Ultimately, the Jays believed I had something worth taking a chance on, and so
they brought me to my first big league camp to prove it. ... Because of contract
language and roster changes, I couldn't make the team out of camp that year. My


Author: Dirk Hayhurst

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806536668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 418

"A humorous, candid and insightful memoir of Hayhurst's rookie season in the majors. . .Grade: Home Run." --Cleveland Plain Dealer After six years in the minors, pitcher Dirk Hayhurst hopes 2008 is the year he breaks into the big leagues. But every time Dirk looks up, the bases are loaded with challenges--a wedding balancing on a blind hope, a family in chaos, and paychecks that beg Dirk to answer, "How long can I afford to keep doing this?" Then it finally happens--Dirk gets called up to the Majors, to play for the San Diego Padres. A dream comes true when he takes the mound against the San Francisco Giants, kicking off forty insane days and nights in the Bigs. Like the classic games of baseball's history, Out of My League entertains from the first pitch to the last out, capturing the gritty realities of playing on the big stage, the comedy and camaraderie in the dugouts and locker rooms, and the hard-fought, personal journeys that drive our love of America's favorite pastime. "A rare gem of a baseball book." --Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated "A fun read. . .This book shows why baseball is so often used as a metaphor for life." --Keith Olbermann "Entertaining and engaging. . .reminiscent of Jim Bouton's Ball Four." --Booklist "Observant, insightful, human, and hilarious." --Bob Costas

Out of My League

After all, even Mike tbougbt sbe looked a little out of my league. “Hello?” The
voice on the other end caught J.P. by surprise and he failed to respond. “Hello?”
J.P. cleared his throat. “Hey, Samira, it's me,J . . . Phil.” J.P. swallowed hard and
tried ...


Author: Judith Kay

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469101064

Category: Fiction

Page: 668

View: 799

Out of My League is a compelling story of letting go of the past in order to grow into the future. At its center is a couple, two worlds apart, who find themselves facing decisions that challenge their independence, their commitments, and their way of life. Neither knew that a single trip to the library packed the potential to change them both forever. Consumed by ambition, J.P. Ralston has control over everything in his reach. A successful law practice, any woman he desires, and total social freedom. A sudden turn of events has J.P. scrambling for parental rights as he is forced to come to terms with remnants of past mistakes. In the midst of the chaos, one woman threatens to strip the jurisdiction hes come to know as his own life. Samira Cartwright is a young widow, raising her daughters, completely content in the world shes created for herself. Safe from relationships and social agendas, Samiras days are immersed in family affairs and managing the business of the Maple Street Library. One visitor awakens her spirit in ways shed banished from memory. Samira suddenly finds herself longing for companionship and dreaming of the man who dared to make her whole again. Out of My League is so real readers will find their own lives etched in the pages. Love never makes a wrong choice. Yet surrendering what has always been to seek what might yet be is the challenge of a lifetime.

Out of my League

George Plimpton had the chance to answer every baseball fan's question: could I
strike out a major league star? Out of My League chronicles what happened next
as his inspired idea – to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the ...


Author: George Plimpton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473524361

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 164

From the author of Paper Lion It began as a fun filled stunt and came to a deeply hellish, nearly humiliating end. George Plimpton had the chance to answer every baseball fan’s question: could I strike out a major league star? Out of My League chronicles what happened next as his inspired idea – to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues – got seriously out of hand. The original foray into participatory journalism that started it all, Out of my League announced George Plimpton as a giant of sports journalism, able to penetrate deep into the very spirit of sport, with his characteristic wit, charm and grace.

Out of My League

“Those truly were the days”, I thought, and years from now I still hope to enjoy
those flashbacks to 1969 and also reminisce with my grandchildren about being
out of my league in 1985. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bernie Kastner, PhD grew up in


Author: Dr. Bernie Kastner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462023752

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 132

View: 610

Out of My League is a psychotherapists humorous retrospective account of events that took place on the fields of different ethnic softball leagues in south Brooklyn during one season in the year 1985. Dr. Kastner weighs in on the pros and cons of various philosophical outlooks through the lens of Americas favorite pastime, and analyzes his personal struggle toward finding what is truly important in life. Those with a passion for baseball will find this book highly entertaining

Out of My League

High school junior Ian Rowe has a crush on senior Jennifer Patt and wants to ask her to the prom, but when he builds up the courage to ask her, he is afraid he may be setting himself up for heartache. Original.


Author: Everett Owens

Publisher: Bantam Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553485946

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 202

View: 209

High school junior Ian Rowe has a crush on senior Jennifer Patt and wants to ask her to the prom, but when he builds up the courage to ask her, he is afraid he may be setting himself up for heartache. Original.

Out of My League

Maura Richards has a plan for her life-it involves not having a plan.


Author: Brea Brown

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: UCAL:$B184576


Page: 288

View: 853

Maura Richards has a plan for her life-it involves not having a plan. From biding her time at a long-term temp job to ending relationships before they get too serious, Maura's only commitment is to being noncommittal.When she meets Jet Knox, the starting quarterback of her beloved hometown football team, she dismisses their encounter as a thrilling brush with celebrity she can drag out at parties for a few years, and nothing more. Jet has other ideas. He's someone who's made a living setting-and scoring-goals. Wooing Maura is his latest objective.Everyone in Maura's life seems to have a take on her relationship with the All-Pro QB, but with so many swirling opinions, rumors, and doubts, Maura must rely on the judgment of the very last person she feels she can trust: herself.

Out of My League

This is a very beautiful story of two lovers with an educative message hidden behind love.A bodaboda man called Patrick but known as Pato to his friends, colleagues and peers who are closed to him rides a bodaboda which he bought two years ...


Author: Eodu Brian


ISBN: 9798656085502


Page: 48

View: 130

This is a very beautiful story of two lovers with an educative message hidden behind love.A bodaboda man called Patrick but known as Pato to his friends, colleagues and peers who are closed to him rides a bodaboda which he bought two years back after a long time of saving from his contract that he had been working on. When Pato is not riding his boda he is seen digging foundations and working as a potter on some sites and doing those other small jobs. Pato is talented in boxing but he doesn't use his talent in a professional way, he does street fighting with his friends on the streets, they fight only to see who is better than the other and betting to see who the winner is more so in times where two of them have a grudge and they want to settle it, they would go to their normal training place in the ghetto and they would finish their problem from there. The one who is beaten is asked and mandated to respect the one who has beaten him. Being a peasant Patos daughter left with his wife for some man called phyllo who had a shop in the ghetto but Pato had no problem since they are all men and hustlers and the guy would take care of his family better than he could. Philo could allow Pato to visit his daughter any time so Pato used to take his daughter some times to the beach and to his place but the woman would not allow the girl to spend more than one night there since what fueled her to leave was when one night Patos niggas came to beat him and they almost injured their daughter though Pato beat them and they also injured him. He used to sometimes take her to be with him when his sick or injured so that she can take care of him or when he has no job he would be with her to kill his boredom. When Pato's friends got jobs like for painting, digging foundations or taking turns working in the taxis, they would call him and work together and when he would also get something he would call on them and they survive like that.

Alternatives to Sex

leagues. Left to my own devices, I tried to do what I usually do at parties, scan the
crowd and divide it into three neat groups: My League, Out of My League, and A
League of Their Own. Into the first group I ordinarily dump anyone with a bad ...


Author: Stephen McCauley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743453196

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 335

Seeking a role model who will help him rise from a lackluster life primarily marked by compulsive cleaning binges and online sex, Boston realtor William Collins begins observing a wealthy suburbanite couple who searches for a perfect apartment and challenges his assumptions about love. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

The Shape of My Heart

Maybe it was wrong of me, but in some ways, it felt like she'd leveled out of my
league. She'd prob- ably tell me not to be stupid if I admitted it out loud, but there
was no doubt that her problems were much different than mine. She swung it
open ...


Author: Ann Aguirre

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460343425

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 640

Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore. Max knows about feeling lost—he's been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it's time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney's the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything…. It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that's ever been broken, there's another that can make it complete.

Out of The Easy

The clouds shifted, and the glow of sun brightened on my face. “But she's from a
really wealthy ... I told Willie, and she was mad. She said I had to go to school
here in New Orleans, that I was out of my league trying to get into a college like


Author: Ruta Sepetys

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101607800

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 735

“A haunting peek at the life of a teenage girl in 1950s New Orleans.”--Entertainment Weekly It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test. With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

I Can t Believe I Said That

I was way out of my league . I thought , I will never get through this interview .
That look was so blatantly sexual and disconcerting , and he was so gorgeous .
Of course that was before he remarried Melanie Griffith , who , by the way , is
really ...


Author: Kathie Lee Gifford

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0816157863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 502

View: 853

The perky co-host of "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee" shares her childhood, the long road to success, her unhappy first marriage, life with husband Frank Gifford and son Cody, and other facets of her life. (Biography).

Out of Bounds

I looked at him for a long time , shook my head , then hit another shot . At noon , I
was ... I was trying to eat a tuna sandwich and get Darcy to eat her PB & J . I have
difficulty enough multitasking , but this job was way out of my league . Like most ...


Author: John R. Corrigan

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584655852

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 828

Jack Austin investigates the possible use of steroids in professional golf

Social Change 2 0

WAY OUT OF MY LEAGUE I thanked him for his time and insight . As I got up to
leave the meeting , Noel coyly offered , with a smile , “ If you want a global action
plan you will need to create it yourself ! “ Way out of my league , " I told him .


Author: David Gershon


ISBN: PSU:000067209095

Category: Nature

Page: 406

View: 378

If "change" is the mantra of our moment in history, Social Change 2.0 may be poised to become its bible. Drawing on his three decades in the trenches of large-scale societal transformation, David Gershon--founder and president of Empowerment Institute, and described by the United Nations as a "graceful revolutionary"--offers an original and comprehensive roadmap to bring about fundamental change in our world. His goal is to empower change agents to tackle pressing social problems or unmet social needs by providing them with strategies and tools to effect transformative change at any level of scale. From his initiation as architect of the United Nations-sponsored First Earth Run--a mythic passing of fire around the world symbolizing humanity's quest for peace on earth that drew tens of millions of participants, the planet's political leaders and, through the media, over a billion people at the height of the cold war--to his recent climate-change work helping citizens, cities, and entire states measurably reduce their carbon footprint (using his book Low Carbon Diet), Gershon offers readers strategies to evolve an effective new model for social change. These include: The first comprehensive social-change model with proven, practical strategies and tools to either launch a social change initiative or improve the efficacy of any existing change program. A "Practitioner's Guide" accompanying each chapter, to help readers apply this social change framework to their initiative. The result is a riveting, enlightening, and inspiring book that will quickly find its way onto the desks--and into the hearts--of the tens of thousands of change agents engaged in the work of building a better world. Social Change 2.0 speaks to a wide range of practitioners across the spectrum of social change including social and environmental activists, social entrepreneurs, community organizers, and civic, government, and business leaders, as well as the vast number of baby boomers looking for a way to give back and the millennials just raring to go.

Spirit Bound

N MY PANICKED MIND RIGHT then, getting up and running on foot to Lehigh—
despite it being miles and miles away—seemed like a totally solid plan. A
heartbeat later, I knew this was out of my league. Way, way out of my league. As I
shot ...


Author: Richelle Mead

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101429542

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 759

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong... After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's-and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he won't rest until Rose joins him... forever.

The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing

She is way out of your league," he chuckled. 7 "Oh, yeah, how far out of my
league will she be when she hears that I can drive?" 8 Josh was a wiry Italian
who had been congested, or so it seemed, his entire life. This really added to the
nasally ...


Author: John D. Ramage


ISBN: 0536635609

Category: English language

Page: 566

View: 658

On My Own

journals in the past, I knew how to put words to paper, but all of my prior writing
was basically free-styled and unpolished. But, still, I felt ... I never thought of
becoming a writer because it always seemed way out of my reach, my league


Author: Lavez Robinson Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479761685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 728

This is the story of a once lost black man, giving compelling details of the trials, tribulations, and the ever changing circumstances surrounding him. Cursed from birth with unusual attributes; early on, he was faced with ridicule and constant criticism from not only peers, but also his parents. Desperate to be a part of something in a city plagued with hate, he was determined to escape the detrimental society that had withered away at the lives of so many. Therefore, he enlisted in the armed services after completing high school in hopes of finding his purpose in life.

Embracing Fry Bread

development and consequences of my association with Omaha culture
blindsided me September 1967, and the past twenty-five years with the Pawnees
have been an equally stunning turn of events, coming ... I was, in short, out of my


Author: Roger L. Welsch

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803244924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 353

When he was out playing Indian, enacting Hollywood-inspired scenarios, it never occurred to the child Roger Welsch that the little girl sitting next to him in school was Indian. A lifetime of learning later, Welsch’s enthusiasm is undimmed, if somewhat more enlightened. In Embracing Fry Bread Welsch tells the story of his lifelong relationship with Native American culture, which, beginning in earnest with the study of linguistic practices of the Omaha tribe during a college anthropology course, resulted in his becoming an adopted member and kin of both the Omaha and the Pawnee tribes. With requisite humility and a healthy dose of humor, Welsch describes his long pilgrimage through Native life, from lessons in the vagaries of “Indian time” and the difficulties of reservation life, to the joy of being allowed to participate in special ceremonies and developing a deep and lasting love of fry bread. Navigating another culture is a complicated task, and Welsch shares his mistakes and successes with engaging candor. Through his serendipitous wanderings, he finds that the more he learns about Native culture the more he learns about himself—and about a way of life whose allure offers true insight into indigenous America.

My Story

Had I felt more secure with myself I surely would have pursued Jaguar lady more,
but I just could not get out of my mind that she was way out of my league. She
exuded class wherever she was. It appeared that some women never had to try ...


Author: Lucille M. Griswold

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761856825

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 292

In this story, a man coincidentally makes a tough choice on the same day that a terrible catastrophe occurs in the United States of America. The events that follow are beyond prediction and imagination and leave the average person wondering what constitutes the rules of right and wrong in society.