Behind the Mask
My Double Life in Baseball
AUTHOR: Pallone, Dave and Steinberg, Alan
PUBLISHER: Xlibris Corporation
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Dave Pallone was an umpire with two strikes against him. He worked ringed by fellow umpires aching to get even with him for landing his job when they were on strike. And he was gay in a sports world where you were supposed to be straight or get straight out.
In this revealing look at baseball, Pallone traces his life both personal and public, and offers behind-the-scenes accounts of the players, owners, coaches, managers, and umpires and the outlandish incidents, on and off the field, which the public never hears about. Funny, poignant, shockingly honest, this explosive story is bound to raise a storm of controversy, as it opens eyes about how the game is really played and about the deeply ingrained homophobia in the national pastime.
"CANDID AND RIVETING!" Publishers Weekly
"TELLS US HE PERSONALLY KNOWS A HALF-DOZEN GAY PLAYERS, INCLUDING SOME OF THE STARS gives us a touching vignette of his affair with one."
San Francisco Chronicle
"A MUST READ!" Cincinnati Enquirer
PUBLICATION DATE: 9/1/2002
CATEGORY: Social Science, Sports & Recreation