In an America groomed for instant only gratification, baseball is no longer the metaphor for life as it was for the generation just past. But if loyalty is still a big deal to you and the Zen of baseball is almost palpable, this little gem of a book is sure to fill the mythical mitt. Nine wonderful northwest writers herein tall tales of wonder and sorrow, each essay a memoir of the dreams both fulfilled and shattered by the epic that is baseball. If you have ever, just once, pondered the meaning of incomprehensible hand signals or envied the intimate companionship of teamwork, this
collection of essays will satisfy and inspire.