Sunday, November 14, 2010

Odd Man Out--#75 finished

Matt McCarthy was a Yale baseball player & grad when he was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 21st round. He signed right away & went to minor league camp & then Provo Utah with their Rookie League team. During this time he kept a journal & it is pretty funny stuff and even some kind of serious stuff that went on. He didn't last long, he made it through the season--1/2 season--but was cut in the Spring during Spring Training. He opted to go into life at that point, starting med school at Harvard in the Fall. But his time in pro baseball certainly was something to remember. He writes in a very easy style to read. This was a very enjoyable book and will certainly recommend it to any baseball fans out there. In fact this one will not be going back to PBS right away, there is at least one person at work that wants to read it next. There are still 10 WL for it so should have no problem sending it off in the future.

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