Meet the Author:
Since 1976, Steve Reilly, a practicing attorney, has coached high school baseball in Connecticut’s Lower Naugatuck Valley. He has spent the last thirty years assisting other high school coaches and is currently in his seventeenth season at Seymour High. Reilly and his wife, Suzanne, live in Seymour, Connecticut.
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This book is all about baseball! Teams, coaches, seasons, and baseball jargon. I got this book thinking my grandson would enjoy it, because he pretty much eats, breathes, sleeps - baseball.
If you have baseball knowledge this book should keep your attention. Personally, not well versed in baseball terminology, I struggled a little, but the story line was interesting enough and is based on the author's personal experience. While coaching a summer baseball team, he decides to play his team against any other teams he can find willing to put them to a challenge. His team of teen boys are headed to play a game in Maine one summer weekend. The trip gets off to a lousy start when some of the players get intoxicated. Apparently, the drinking age is 18. They are driving in two separate vehicles and following each other, but the intoxicated kids end up not following the coach as well as they should have. Back in the day when there are no cell phones to connect with each other, this could turn into a big dilemma. The coach's main goal is to get to Maine and back all in one piece, with all his players. Looks like it is going to be a challenge.
My biggest problem with the book was the language. It has quite a bit of profanity, and sadly I do not feel comfortable sharing it with my grandson.
I received this book from the author and Pump Up Your Book Group to read. I was not required to review positively. All opinions are my own.