The Batter's Edge

A Year With The Boston Red Sox

by Scott Olivieri



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/27/2003

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9780595295630

About the Book

In 1991, Major League Baseball was low-tech. Players reviewed their performance on videotape, and computers were not a part of game preparation. Then came The Batter's Edge, a revolutionary computer video system, developed for the Boston Red Sox by Scott Olivieri and his father. The Batter's Edge provided players with instant video access to their at-bats, captured pitcher's tendencies, and changed the way baseball teams used technology.

Told in an engaging first-person narrative by a life-long Red Sox fan, The Batter's Edge describes the players' initial resistance to the system and Olivieri's struggle for acceptance. Join Olivieri as he sits in on strategic sessions with Wade Boggs, witnesses hilarious clubhouse banter, and gets to know the people behind the uniforms. Baseball fans and technology buffs will enjoy this unique perspective on life inside the clubhouse. Readers will savor the details of this special season in which Olivieri uses technology to help an adored franchise in their continuing quest to win the World Series.

About the Author

In 1991, Scott Olivieri was hired by the Boston Red Sox to operate a revolutionary video computer system. The Batter?s Edge was featured on This Week in Baseball. Olivieri has worked in advertising and is currently a web programmer. He lives with his wife and children in New Hampshire.