J. Girard Jr.

Alice P...
742 books | 104 friends

Harold ...
603 books | 101 friends

Brina
615 books | 5,000 friends

Bob Koe...
6 books | 18 friends

Ryann
173 books | 98 friends

Brian S...
64 books | 67 friends

Amanda
1,080 books | 42 friends

Ryan
89 books | 30 friends

More friends…

J. Girard Jr.

Goodreads Author


Twitter

Genre

Member Since
November 2016


Hi!
My pen name name is J. Girard Jr., the J. standing for Joe. I love to read and write and am excited about joining the Goodreads community.
I grew up in Chicago, three miles west of Wrigley Field and right off Addison, so yeah, I'm a Cubs fan!
My wife, Tara, is my biggest supporter and I am so grateful to her for that. Love that she, and my four children, are part of my life!
I like to read clas... Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on November 28, 2016 15:54 • 93 views
Average rating: 4.7 · 10 ratings · 0 reviews · 1 distinct work
What It Takes

4.70 avg rating — 10 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

What It Takes (Sports)
1 chapters   —   updated Nov 25, 2016 07:05PM
Description: The year is 2025, and baseball has been decimated by a second steroid era, causing fans to move on to other sports and leave their national pastime behind. The Chicago Cubs have come in last place the previous five years and its once loyal fan base have moved on to new ways to occupy their time. In a Chicago downtown restaurant, Cub’s owner Big Eddie Dillinger is having lunch with some of his wealthy friends when an argument evolves. Big Eddy is tired of losing money on his baseball investment and blames the players, claiming they aren’t as good as they purport. He even goes as far to claim anyone can bat over .200 in the game. This leads to an ill-advised wager and Big Eddie looking for a commoner he can place on his roster to attempt a season with a greater than .200 average. In walks Jacob Riley-literally into the restaurant and figuratively into the folklore of Chicago Cub’s baseball. Jacob works hard, but realizes he cannot possibly compete with the others at his level through talent alone. He reluctantly uses his ingenuity to find a loophole in the game which ends up being a boon to himself and his team. Jake’s once timid and tentative character transforms into one of certainty, causing good fortune in baseball and his personal life. Now the Cubs are making a playoff push, and Jake knows he has to delve even further into his discomfort if he wants to help his dying father, shed his domineering girlfriend, and maybe even deliver the underdog Cubs their first World Series championship in over a century.

J.’s Recent Updates

What It Takes by J. Girard Jr.
What It Takes by J. Girard Jr.
What It Takes by J. Girard Jr.
What It Takes by J. Girard Jr.
J. Jr. rated a book it was amazing
Clearing the Bases by Jim Kaplan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kaplan does an excellent job describing the core elements of baseball in an unparalleled fashion. His descriptions of McCarver as a broadcaster and youth baseball are examples of the bones of our national pastime that you won't get in most books. Alt ...more
J. Jr. is on page 130 of 212 of Clearing the Bases
Clearing the Bases by Jim Kaplan
Rate this book
Clear rating
J. Jr. is currently reading
Clearing the Bases by Jim Kaplan
Rate this book
Clear rating
J. Jr. made a comment in the group The Baseball Book ClubBaseball 2016 topic
" I don't think anyone believes cubs won't miss fowler. The reason to not resign him is how much he will cost and what the Cubs have coming up in Almora ...more "
J. Jr. rated a book liked it
Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet by Robert F. Kushner
Rate this book
Clear rating
J. Jr. rated a book really liked it
Medicine's 10 Greatest Discoveries by Meyer Friedman
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of J.'s books…
34851 The Baseball Book Club — 611 members — last activity 4 hours, 25 min ago
A book club for discussion of baseball related books, including major leagues, minor leagues, Japanese league, Negro leagues, EVERYTHING baseball! PLE ...more
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 11117 members — last activity 12 hours, 30 min ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site. Share your thoughts and questions about the Goodreads Author Program ...more
138541 Sports Books! — 156 members — last activity Jan 11, 2019 02:11PM
We discuss every kinds of sport books, including fictional books, biographies, auto biographies, non fiction, everything! Join our group if you're a s ...more
4167 baseball, baseball, baseball :-) — 141 members — last activity Dec 16, 2018 04:11AM
This a place for baseball fans to share their favorite books about the game, whether it's fiction, non-fiction, auto-biography...



No comments have been added yet.