[PDF/EBOOK] Curveball

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Curveball
  • Barry Zito
  • en
  • 16 October 2020
  • 9780785227663

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free read Curveball free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Barry Zito Barry Zito ï 3 read After watching his career as a professional baseball player go down in flames Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito discovered a real connection with God and a renewed passion for life In 2007 pitcher Barry Zito signed a seven year 126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants At that time it was the largest contract ever given to a pitcher He was at the top of his game in pea. I ve read many sports biographies over the years and there is a tendency for the authors to at times tell too much of the year by year details of the athlete s career Writing like this can take away from the overall message or themes that a writer is trying to focus on Thankfully this is not the case in Curveball Zito focuses on his spiritual journey of ridding himself of his ego and the temptations of the good life as his tries to feed the monster of entitlement It takes him until many years into his career to determine the true difference between hubris and confidenceThis journey is what makes this book such a worthwhile read Chapters are filled with self reflection and important anecdotes that reveal how he made his departure from that need for fame and to really started to delineate what he can control from other s expectations The rock star off the field was routinely at odds with the athlete he was trying to be on the field Everyone has tried the uick fix and Zito uses this book to discuss that many times only changes that actually stick are ones learned through experience This is a rare biography that gets to the heart of this matter From one lefty to another Kudos to you BarryFor my full review all my reviews Beginners Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels real connection with God and a A Beginners Guide to Bag Making renewed passion for life In 2007 pitcher Barry Zito signed a seven year 126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants At that time it was the largest contract ever given to a pitcher He was at the top of his game in pea. I ve Painting Dog Portraits in Acrylics: Creating Paintings with Character and Life read many sports biographies over the years and there is a tendency for the authors to at times tell too much of the year by year details of the athlete s career Writing like this can take away from the overall message or themes that a writer is trying to focus on Thankfully this is not the case in Curveball Zito focuses on his spiritual journey of Mini Hoop Embroideries ridding himself of his ego and the temptations of the good life as his tries to feed the monster of entitlement It takes him until many years into his career to determine the true difference between hubris and confidenceThis journey is what makes this book such a worthwhile The United States, the Soviet Union and the Geopolitical Implications of the Origins of the Cold War read Chapters are filled with self The United States, the Soviet Union and the Geopolitical Implications of the Origins of the Cold War reflection and important anecdotes that Dark Souls reveal how he made his departure from that need for fame and to Dan Dare Omnibus really started to delineate what he can control from other s expectations The Robotech Archives Macross Volume 3 rock star off the field was Penny Dreadful Voume 1: Oversized Art Edition routinely at odds with the athlete he was trying to be on the field Everyone has tried the uick fix and Zito uses this book to discuss that many times only changes that actually stick are ones learned through experience This is a Star Trek Bind-Up 4 rare biography that gets to the heart of this matter From one lefty to another Kudos to you BarryFor my full Marvel Fact Files review all my Required Screening reviews

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free read Curveball free read ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ï Barry Zito Barry Zito ï 3 read K physical condition and had the kind of financial security most people can only dream ofHe was also miserable And it began to show Zito’s career declined over the next few years until he hit rock bottom watching from the bench as his team won the World Series in 2010 In the months that followed Zito came face to face with the destructiveness of his own ego his need to be vi. Keeping this book within its genre I ll call it athlete memoir it s not bad As can be gleaned from the title Mr Zito finds true inner redemptionborn again Christian after years of self help booksgurus Eastern Mysticism and New Age philosophy drugs women and good old American consumerism consumptionism A word to atheists and agnostics He does not beat the reader over the head with his later onset Christianity save for Appendix 2 entitled The Gospel According to Barry Zito I didn t mind Appendix 2 as I am a Christian though of the Catholic variety The reason I say this book is not bad is because I truly believe Mr Zito engaged in some serious self reflection and divulged uncomfortable facts about himself I spent a good portion of this uick read thinking what a flake this guy is However an area of self reflection I think he falls short in is his self diagnosis of a co dependent personality The psychology manual of diagnoses DISM does not recognize a co dependent personality disorder and a uick search of internet finds that codependency is easily applicable to many behaviors and has been overused by some self help authors and support communitiesProper diagnosis aside the underlying irony in this book is that though Mr Zito goes through great lengths to inform the reader that chasing and in his case achieving fame and fortune does not lead to happiness it appears he continues to do just that in his post baseball life eg See barryzitomusiccom Overall I liked it