Beautifully written and totally compelling. Despite knowing nothing about baseball and being in the midst of a major sciatica flare-up. I could not put this book down. I read this on my Kobo Touch e-reader. Yes, I know that some of you probably think that e-readers are instruments of the devil, but when you are off work for a week, barely able to walk or sleep at night, it is a sanity-saver to fire up your Wi-Fi and download a great book to your e-reader.