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I love baseball and this book sounds like a winner.


Gave in and bought a copy of this and now think that I will pass it on to my younger son when I have finished it as he has just been to his first baseball game in Boston as they are currently on holiday there, and both he and his fiancée are smitten with it!


I hate baseball, except maybe to listen to it in the background, on the radio--it reminds me of summer when I was a kid. But I loved this book. There's still a day left in June; if you want a cute, fast, wonderful baseball read: IN THE YEAR OF THE BOAR AND JACKIE ROBINSON by Bette Bao Lord. About a little Chinese girl who comes to live in the US and becomes a baseball fan.


If you love baseball and books and memoirs I am sure you will love this book! I am not much of a sports fan and I found this totally engrossing!


I think it is well worth owning and will hold on to my copy for the memoir aspect, but I will say I think I could have been a Dodger's fan had I been there at that time! Somehow it just seems wrong that they are now in LA! Oh, lucky son and family to be in Boston on holiday. I hope the weather is good. If they enjoyed the game then I am sure they will love the book, too. (And I hope you get a chance to read it as well).


I sort of wish I did like it, but I am just not a sports person. The College World Series has been in Omaha for as long as I can remember and it is crazy here when the games are going on, but I admit I barely pay attention to it all! My library has that Bette Bao Lord book--may not get to it this month now, but I will pull it from the shelf when I get back to work! Thanks--I can manage a juvvie title! ;)


I love baseball and memoirs, so I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for this. I grew up a Dodgers fan myself--the L.A. Dodgers! Kids used to get free tickets to games for good grades when I was in middle school, and that was my introduction to the game. I remember listening to games on the radio while I was typing papers for school my senior year of h.s. I still like to have the game on in the background while I do other things. I find it restful :).


You will love this one then since it is such a nice mixture of personal memoir and baseball. And I think you will appreciate it being a LA Dodgers fan--those sections will have more meaning. I do wish I enjoyed baseball--it seems like a fun sport to watch and be part of, but I would have no one to go with even if I was a fan. Those are nice memories however!

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