Wild Pitch (2020)

Wild Pitch Showtime Charlie Stoddard blew out his phenomenal pitching arm along with the rest of his life Now the only cheers he gets are from boozing and one night stands until a mysterious physical therapist
  • Title: Wild Pitch
  • Author: Mike Lupica
  • ISBN: 9780425192047
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Showtime Charlie Stoddard blew out his phenomenal pitching arm along with the rest of his life Now, the only cheers he gets are from boozing and one night stands until a mysterious physical therapist hands him a second chance at the big time.
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    1. A very entertaining read, filled with all kinds of sports jargon and baseball lore, but at its heart this is almost a mellerdrama Showtime Charlie Stoddard, the main character, is a washed up has been power pitcher who had one nearly perfect season and lost it all pitching in the World Series when he blew out his shoulder He gets a chance to make a comeback through the near magical ministrations of a inscrutable physical therapist, named Chang Add into the mix an ex wife, a best friend now coach [...]

    2. In the beginning of the novel, Charlie Showtime Stoddard, is given the perception of a failure He was going to be baseball legend, although a gruesome soldier injury seemed to be career ending He as very little connection with his ex wife, and his twenty year old pretends Charlie isn t even alive Although a fitness guru named Chang, starts to work with Charlie Chang gives Charlie hope that he could possibly return to the big leagues With hard work and dedication, Charlie gets back to MLB form.Mi [...]

    3. Reading this book was like sitting through a rain delay, in extra innings, between two teams that haven t been in playoff contention since June I didn t care what happened, I just wanted to be done.I just could not get into the character enough to care about him The book is also a bit dated, which may impact the story line It was written when the Red Sox were still losers I think the main character is using the cream, but that story line disappears when the trainer does A review on the back says [...]

    4. If you love baseball fiction this is the book for you The story is about the crazy world of professional baseball It is also about fathers and sons, forgiveness, love, redemption, and how to finally grow up Showtime Charlie Stoddard thought his pitching career was over until he went to a specialist named Chang who fixed his backache and did an active release technique on his shoulder which took away years of pain After treatments pitching again becomes a real possibility for Charlie, but first [...]

    5. This is a funny book, in two ways Lupica has some good lines, and Wild Pitch is good humoured all the way through The really funny thing, though, it that he can concoct a storyline with few real surprises and make it work.In one sense, this is nothing than a feel good come back story a retired has been of a pitcher gets one chance at the big leagues and along the way gets to make amends with his ex wife and estranged son.Lupica makes it work, however, with characters have enough humanity and i [...]

    6. I can t help it I have an unexplainable crush of Mike Lupica I love to watch him get so worked up that he stammers all over the SportsReporters set And I am not a sports fan in any than the most recreational form This one is fairly predictable but still damn fun Especially if you can hear Lupica s voice in your head.

    7. A fun read for any baseball fan Lupica himself says it best The characters represented were not part of the 88 Mets team But they should have been Throw in a dose of the Red Sox curse the book was written pre 2004 , and you have a fun story you almost wish was true.

    8. Sports fiction is not usually on my top ten list, but I was looking for a change of pace and this was on my husband s bookshelf, so I went for it It was a very enjoyable read with a good story line and did make me laugh out loud at times.

    9. Although it wasn t a groundbreaking effort in the world of sports books, I generally enjoyed it as a classic redemption story of an old ball player that had been humbled trying to get a second chance.

    10. I really enjoyed this book, but if you don t love baseball, I don t think you ll like it Just a warning to those who usually take 4 stars from me as a recommendation

    11. Whatever, it s a sports book If anything, this book taught me one thing sports do not make for interesting reading.

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