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The Real World Of Professional Baseball
  • Also available as: E-Book, Perfect Bound Softcover
  • Published: July 2014
  • Format: Dust Jacket Hardcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 330
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781499029260

Once a hard-throwing Major League pitching prospect, thirty-year-old Jim Miller, aka Buckethead, has overcome three devastating knee injuries to get one final shot in pro ball in the Class "AAA" North American League, and over the course of the 1995 season, a baseball old-timer shows him a way to keep his career viable — by egregiously cheating — which could get him banished from the sport permanently.

For the reader who wants to experience a wacky, yet absolutely authentic, look at pro ball from inside the clubhouse to out on the field to anywhere else ballplayers might go, the novel CLUBHOUSE CONFESSIONS delivers with an unadulterated season long narrative of the highs, the lows, and the wild and hysterical laughter emanating from the various ballparks, planes, buses, restaurants, bars, and hotels of the Tacoma Loggers, a club contending for the '95 Class "AAA" North American League title.

Over the course of the 144 games season, the Loggers schedule takes them from Tacoma to Tucson and Vegas to Vancouver, and along the way, Miller and Sam Stone, his catcher and roommate, perfect their relationship to brotherhood status while Miller frantically tries to stave off the immanent day of reckoning for his playing career — his impending release and forced retirement by Tacoma's big league parent club. But on the night of the rained out home opener, Miller's chance meeting with a high school history teacher ultimately transforms him from a dour woman-hater to a man who comes to discover just how astonishing life can be, even without baseball.

CLUBHOUSE CONFESSIONS will put you in the dugout, the bullpen, on the mound, and in the clubhouse alongside twenty-three Logger players, and will finally allow the whole world to hear what actually goes on in those crazy arguments with the umpires and what takes place at the bottom of a stack of players during a bench-clearing brawl. And hey — the ending might just surprise you, so don't you dare peek!

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