Stories that can capture the essence of baseball tend to capture my
attention. On the Today Show this morning, author Mike Lupica was
interviewed about his latest book, The Bat Boy.
The story is about Detroit Tiger player Hank Bishop, a former steroid
user, who is befriended by a bat boy for the team.
Bishop is fictional, however Lupica says that he is based on various
real life players. He doesn’t say which ones.
Lupica has a love for baseball and writing stories for young adults
that center around the game.
The Bat Boy, along with his other books: Safe At Home,
Million Dollar Thrower, and The Big Field, are available at amazon.com.
If you decide to read it, let me know what you thought of it.