The big field.... i used for a book report in 8th grade english, let me tell you it was a bore. I finshed it and thought it was someone okay. i love softball and baseball , day in and dayout, however the way that this book described the plays on the infield, outfield, and in the batters box were a dread. I sat there with a blank stare wondering what i was going to do the following period in the school. I wonder what went through with this guy, mike lupica when he decribes his sences to us as the reader? Other than the baseball aspect(which I was disipointed) the drama was wonderful. I did read another book by the author mike lupica and this boook was amazing , a total jaw dropper. However this one i was sad about knowing that mike lupica could do way better. so sad about this but i finshed it.