By Katya Cengel
Forget the steroid-addled, overpaid, and unmotivated avid gamers: America’s hobby continues to be alive and good, and continues 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 background keeps to play out within the 4 groups profiled during this booklet. 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 off sooner than 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 teen League ball. From the front-office employees in Bowling eco-friendly making plans kooky promotions, to a coach grocery buying a staff on 40 money an afternoon, to a brand new spouse coming to phrases together with her husband’s transitory way of life, to a father suffering to make it again to the Majors and a Cuban defector blowing each person away with a 100-mph-plus fastball those are the folks who reside to make baseball ensue, in all its nitty-gritty glory.
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