That said, there's a bit more to reading this than what I wrote above and posted to the fifty book challenge group.
You see, I first heard about this book three years ago, not long after my father's demise, and my first thought was "Hey, I need to tell Dad about this book!", and then I almost started crying, since, of course, I couldn't. Then, I thought about buying it for my nephew, but I didn't.
About a year later, the Book Lover's Calendar (one of those page a day things, with a different book review on each tear off page, mentioned this book again.
So when I started up looking at the library website again, I ordered it.
Why? I mean, I haven't any interest in baseball, never really have. But Dad loved the game; he'd watch it on TV for hours during the season.
I found that when I was reading it, I had more of a connection to my father than I've had in many years, not just since his death. That made this book very special to me.
So, it's a pretty good read, and a nice review for those who like the game.
Check it out.