Sam loves baseball. Well, full disclosure here: he loves whatever sport he’s currently playing. But right now, he LOVES Baseball. And would you believe that a book has played a significant part in his current passion? Baseball can be a challenge though. It’s a complicated sport that moves at a slower pace, coupled with a significant amount of failure.
The Only Game by Mike Lupica is Sam’s grand slam pick for a dabworthy book recommendation. Whenever the kids find and love a new book, I (Bryan) try to read it. I’ve just finished The Only Game, and I loved it too. It’s a perfect combination of good, pure childhood relationships coupled with passionate and positive baseball experiences.
Sam came away from The Only Game with good positive role modeling for friendships and a new enthusiasm and joy for playing American’s Game.