This book is so many things, and my biggest regret is that I waited so long to read it. I wasn't convinced that I'd love it like the reviews said I would. I like baseball okay but wasn't sure I'd like to read a novel about baseball. Well, I was dead wrong. I adored this book and couldn't read it fast enough. This just goes to prove that if you have a good tight story and good writing, you can set it down in any scenario and it will still be good.
Baseball is the backdrop of this book, but friendship is the theme...friendship, sacrifice and forgiveness. It is one of those rare books where you hate to see it end because you love and care about the characters so much. Great writing, great characters, great book.