Saturday, February 8, 2014

Play Ball!

Getting antsy while awaiting the start of baseball season? Here are three books that can help you pass the time until America's pastime gets back into full swing.

Calico Joe by John Grisham

Blockade Billy by Stephen King

Bottom of the 33rd by Dan Barry

The reason I like Bottom of the 33rd so much is that it's a true story and, if Dan tried to write a fictionalized version of the longest professional baseball game in history, people would say, "That Barry may be a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist but as a novelist he's a hack." Not that I believe Dan could write anything bad -- Yes. I'm a bit biased -- but there are so many twists and turns in this story that it doesn't seem real sometimes. It's all true, though, and it's about more than baseball. It's about hope, perseverance and a whole lot more.

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