The Play at the Plate!

I love baseball. I love going to games and watching them on TV. I love movies about baseball and books about baseball. I like the names of baseball players: Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, Coco Crisp, Cool Papa Bell, Vida Blue (baseball is a gold mine for character names). Baseball is also a game just filled with stories. Dock Ellis pitching a no-hitter on acid. Rickey Henderson framing a million dollar check.

 

I also love the movement of baseball: the pacing, the timing, sequence of events. It’s that movement that I really wanted to capture in my book All Star. Baseball is a game all about anticipation. With baseball, you can see a play develop; you know what it is going to come, but there are all of these little steps along the way; you have to wait. It’s those little steps that make baseball great.

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About the Author

Jesse Lonergan
Jesse Lonergan
Jesse Lonergan was born in California and grew up in Saudi Arabia and Vermont. He graduated from Hampshire College in 2001. Since then he has lived in Boston, Chicago, Turkmenistan and Vermont and has worked a wide variety of jobs.

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