And to encourage you to read all 6 books, don't forget there are prize packages for any guy who does! Look at the box in the top corner of the left-hand side of the page to find out more.
Speaking of prizes, guess who's giving out one more--it's Phil Bildner himself!! He saw that Michael read the series and won the prizes a couple of days ago and made a comment:
Way to go, Michael! I'd like to donate a prize, too: An autographed SLUGGERS poster.
Please email me at my website!
Wow, thanks, Phil! That was extremely nice of you. And the Phil and Loren have an excellent website at http://www.readsluggers.com/ Be sure to check it out.
PS--One last question. What is it about baseball that makes it go mythic? I likefootball and really enjoy basketball but it's hard to imagine a series about a magic football or basketball. Why does the game of baseball lend itself so well to epic stories and magic? What do you think, guys?
PPS--OK, one more thought (grownups love to do this) This is a great book for Memorial Day. There's a very moving chapter called "A Pause in the Action" in which veterans from the Mexican War, the Civil War, and Spansih-American War (which included the Traveling Nine) come onto the field and everyone salutes them. Kinds choked me up. Hope something like that happens in your town over this holiday.