I'd heard a lot about this book, from the time it first came out in hardcover. Many said it was a great baseball book to start, but then sort of waned. Well, I am so glad I never let reviews deter me from reading a book or seeing a movie. ( which is more than I can say for a lot of the readers on here. I am astounded at the amount of people on here who will read one person's opinion and reply with a "Oh, I'm not going to read it now..." Drives me crazy.)I loved this book. It'll make me happy just knowing it is on my bookshelves.