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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Baseball / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:150
  • eBook ISBN:9781620954584

The New York Mets and the Meaning of Life

by Alexander J. Basile

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Overview
Watching a baseball games entails much more than enjoying hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks. It is a microcosm of life that takes place on the field over the course of a nine-inning game. If we look carefully, we can unlock some amazing lessons. New York Mets fan, author, retreat leader, speaker and counselor, Alex Basile embarks on a fantastic journey in The Mets and the Meaning of Life retelling fascinating tales of the players and events that helped shape this franchise. Alex Basile's unique approach tackles how we can learn from these experiences and apply them to our own lives.
Description
Watching a baseball games entails much more than enjoying hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks. It is a microcosm of life that takes place on the field over the course of a nine-inning game. If we look carefully, we can unlock some amazing lessons. New York Mets fan, author, retreat leader, speaker and counselor, Alex Basile embarks on a fantastic journey in The Mets and the Meaning of Life retelling fascinating tales of the players and events that helped shape this franchise. Alex Basile's unique approach tackles how we can learn from these experiences and apply them to our own lives. The Mets and the Meaning of Life delves into the rich 50 year history of the beloved team and presents an informative and existential peek at Met legends like Mike Piazza, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Darryl Strawberry and Casey Stengel to name a few. Since the avid baseball fan spends so many hours watching his or her favorite team, it should be a more meaningful experience than we think it should be. One does not have to be a Mets fan to enjoy The Mets and The Meaning of Life. Teacher, counselor, and author Alex Basile provides material that every can benefit. Open the pages and enjoy!
About the author
Alex Basile (a lifelong Met fan) is presently a member of the faculty at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, New York. He is the chairperson of its Religious Education Department and oversees a staff of 23 teachers. It is his responsibility to develop and revise the curriculum according to the actual and perceived needs of the students. A graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola (1981), St. John's University in Queens, New York (class of 1984), he received his Masters Degree from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York in 2001. Alex has written five books: Finding Faith In A Godless World: A Catholic Path To God (2008) Lessons from The Master: Living Like Jesus (2009) , The Gentle Road To Jesus: Bringing Christ To Every Classroom and Home (2010) and The Complete Christian: A Guide To Living (2010) A Christmas With Christ: Finding Joy Each December (November 2011). Alex Basile is a regular contributor to the website www.amazingcatechists.com. Alex makes regular speaking engagements around the United States. His gives presentations on Christian living, Teaching the Catholic faith, Youth Ministry, Effective Music Ministry, Catechist Orientation, Curriculum Development, Teen Grief and Theology of The Body. Alex is a musician and has produced 20 CDs for Kellenberg. He is a member of the band, The Irish Mist. He lives in Lynbrook, New York with his wife Allison and their two children.
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