Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic on Rules to Live By in Sports and Life

Everyone was shaking their heads that morning and asking, What the heck?

GREENY: Thank you.

ESPN Radio co-hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic bring their morning radio show to the pages of “Mike and Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life.”

GOLIC: Calm down . With every fiber of my being and with every ounce in my soul, I want to tell you that you’re wrong. . . But in this instance I can’t. How long have we been doing the show together?

What a great game our national pastime is, a sport of athleticism and strategy, explosive action and great suspense. . . What are you doing?. . . Okay, I’m sorry. . the hard slide, a cloud of dust, and a stolen base . . .

GREENY: There you go again. A swing and a miss . There was simply no other solution.

GOLIC: So do that.

Chapter 1

GREENY: What a great game our national pastime is, a sport of skill, athleticism, strategy, explosive action, and great suspense. . the diving catch . . Every baseball game starts exactly the same, perfect and pristine in those expectant moments before the first pitch, and then it’s . It’s good, and I should start it from the beginning.

GREENY: No you’re not. . Every baseball game starts exactly the

From the NBA draft to why children should not eat French fries for breakfast, the two host debate the rules to live by in their first book.

GREENY: Ten years, and during those ten years you’ve been constantly interrupting me, day in and day out. Just tell everyone about the 2002 All-Star Game and how you came up with the dumbest rule in sports.

GOLIC: I’m talking about baseball, helping you out.

GREENY: It’s a great rule, Mike.

But what else could they do? The fans were frustrated–the crowd at the game began chanting “Let them play” just like the fans did in the Houston Astrodome in the second Bad News Bears movie. . What is wrong with you?

GOLIC: Here’s how it happened: It was the day after the 2002 All-Star Game, the one that was called after 11 innings because both teams ran out of players–no winner, no loser, nothing. . . Go ahead.

GREENY: I’m disappointed to hear you say that, because I completely agree with you. . Play ball! . The way it ended sure was bad news, but what other options were there?

GOLIC: Everyone’s read that part already, Greeny.

Mike and Mike: ‘Rules for Sports and Life’

GOLIC: About four years?

Check out an excerpt of the book below, then head to the “GMA” Library for other great reads.

GOLIC: The peanuts, the Cracker Jack, a beer and a hot dog.

GREENY: Wait, wait, wait. Now we’re writing a book about our rules for sports, and what do you do? On the very first page? I can’t believe this is happening. You’re interrupting. Look, I’ve spent a lot of time writing this, and I think they’ll like it. . . You’re not helping

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