By Katya Cengel
Forget the steroid-addled, overpaid, and unmotivated gamers: America’s hobby remains to be alive and good, and remains to be the heartfelt recreation it’s continuously been—in the Minor Leagues. And nowhere is that this more true than in Kentucky, whose wealthy baseball heritage maintains to play out within the 4 groups profiled during this ebook. Following those groups throughout the 2010 season—the triumphs, struggles, and massive league hopes and dreams—the booklet tells the bigger tale of baseball in America’s smaller venues, the place the sport in its purest shape continues to be valued and warmly embraced.
The tale starts ahead of the season with national-anthem making a song tryouts in Lexington, then tags in addition to avid gamers, staffs, and fanatics at domestic, within the place of work, and at the box, providing an extraordinary glimpse of the unglamorous fact of stripling League ball. From the front-office employees in Bowling eco-friendly making plans kooky promotions, to a coach grocery buying a crew on 40 funds an afternoon, to a brand new spouse coming to phrases along with her husband’s transitory way of life, to a father suffering to make it again to the Majors and a Cuban defector blowing everybody away with a 100-mph-plus fastball those are the folk who stay to make baseball ensue, in all its nitty-gritty glory.
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