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Pub. Date: 5/1/2008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Rating: Liked it ♥
This is an account of the lives of two major league pitchers, one for the Yankees and one for the Mets during the entire 2007 season, from off-season work to spring training and real baseball.
Before we get to 2007 John Feinstein gives us a history of their lives leading up to this year.
Even though I am a big baseball and Yankee fan I didn’t quite love this book. At one point I remembered how 2007 ended and almost quit. It is incredibly detailed, at time too detailed which tended to make it drag at points. It was an almost game by game narrative, which makes it good that he was writing about pitchers who don’t play every game. The book also contains thoughts and observations from team mates and friends and family members. A very fascinating account of life in the major leagues that I feel could have been shorter than it was.
Still if you are a baseball fan I would recommend it.