New "Ducks on the Pond" Book is This Season's Ultimate Baseball and Pop Culture Read.

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“Ducks On The Pond” is a love letter to the sport of baseball, but it’s about far more than diamonds, dust and double plays. It’s about youth, wonder and a sense of belonging. It’s about nostalgia — simpler times when Pluto was a planet and reality people hadn’t taken over our lives. Set your flux capacitor for 1.21 giga-watts and steal away to Kool Aid-stained summer days, wiffle ball 'til dark, BBQ hot dogs and weekly “American Top 40” radio shows with Casey Kasem.

New book by award-winning writer R. Scott Murphy

New book by award-winning writer R. Scott Murphy

Contains “Revelry In The House of Ruth,” the ultimate conversation starter for Yankee Nation.

Celebrate perfect games, pop culture, and pennant poetry in this masterful mashup of sport, youth and nostalgia. Award-winning writer R. Scott Murphy uses his “storyteller mashup” style to blend “Cultural Literacy” with “Schoolhouse Rock” and take snapshots of the grand game. He morphs multiple generations of Bronx Bombers to make “Revelry In The House of Ruth,” the ultimate conversation starter for Yankee Nation.

Liven up your longball lingo with “The Home Run Alphabet” and learn nearly a thousand ways to portray these powerful plays. Take a poetic excursion to every Major League Baseball stadium (don’t forget to grab a Dodger Dog) and every World Series played from 1965-2010. Sing along with a specially selected list of Murphy’s all-time favorite baseball nicknames with music references as assigned by ESPN stalwart Chris Berman.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A four-time winner of the Late Show with David Letterman Top 10 List Contest, R. Scott Murphy holds a master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He’s written hundreds of commercials, taught at the University of Texas and won the Remi Award for his film script "Roxanne: Queen of Pain." Murphy has also produced TV game shows and major sports events. He tweets daily “Home Run Alphabet” entries @MentalKickball on Twitter. Learn more at

Title: Ducks On The Pond
Author: R. Scott Murphy
Genre: Sports/Pop Culture/Poetry
ISBN: 978-1-257-09518-6 hardcover; 978-1-257-09519-3 paperback
Publication Date: May 2011
Pages: 162

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