"I think you’ll find this to be a very different kind of baseball book. I love reading biographies, or books about teams, seasons, eras, or accomplishments. Like other baseball fans, I enjoy and remember the stats, and love good analysis. But this book is different. It’s from the fans’ perspectives (or players, or coaches, or umpires). It’s a human interest book in a baseball setting, rather than a baseball book. These are the stories of everyday folks like me, who aren’t in the public’s consciousness. I have been fortunate enough to get stories from some great, known writers, a couple of ballplayers, and a few other famous folks. But the essence of this book revolves around the experience that students, working people, and retirees have had regarding their love of our national pastime. I hope you laugh, cry a little, and shake your head in amazement at these stories, like I did."