Traces the author's tumultuous year with the Anaheim Angel's minor-league affiliate team, describing his unlikely draft in spite of his scientific studies at Yale, the racial tensions that divided his teammates, and his struggles with grueling travel schedules and steroid temptations.
Pros: Descriptions of life in the minors are always fun Cons: Pretty routine if you read lots of baseball books The Bottom Line: Aren't odd men always out? Mentally, I mean? That's what people say about me... When Matt McCarthy calls himself an odd man out, he wants us to understand that he really means it. McCarthy was a Yale student at a time when Ivy schools are no longer the sporting powerhouses they were in the early 20th … more