Ball Games - There Are Many Ways to Score

Ball Games - There Are Many Ways to Score

by Stephen Smith
     
 

Inspired by the 1979 Chicago White Sox, Harry Caray, Jimmy Pearsall and Disco Demolition Night, Ball Games is a not-so-far-fetched farce about a baseball team turned entertainment spectacle. Tabloid tycoon, Rufus Glutman’s motto is, “At the end of the game, the one with the most money wins.” During a major league baseball players’ strike, he buys the Chicago Cubs and… See more details below

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Inspired by the 1979 Chicago White Sox, Harry Caray, Jimmy Pearsall and Disco Demolition Night, Ball Games is a not-so-far-fetched farce about a baseball team turned entertainment spectacle. Tabloid tycoon, Rufus Glutman’s motto is, “At the end of the game, the one with the most money wins.” During a major league baseball players’ strike, he buys the Chicago Cubs and replaces the strikers with eccentric, freakily gifted minor leaguers. His sultry, shifty PR maven, Mona McCloud, has the showmanship of P.T. Barnum.

Soon, anything “Chicago Cubs” is up for sale to advertisers, from NASCAR-style uniform advertising to logos on bases to Wrigley Field’s hallowed name. The PR sideshows, extreme players, even the two combative broadcasters wind up in a bid for the pennant with a startling winning streak and record butts in the seats.

Can an ex-con’s swinging Ninja Bat accidentally “brush” pitchers off the mound? Does Tourette’s excuse foul behavior? Can a six-fingered programmer pitch new tricks? Will Psychic Night play in Vegas? Can the two announcers just get along? Did Mona McCloud’s gossip spark a double suicide? Can the Smashing Pumpkins quell a riot while the Weinermobile flees the scene? In the end, can a shy nobody, Fred Finder, prevent Wrigley Field from becoming a shopping mall and save America’s pastime?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016230887
Publisher:
Stephen Smith
Publication date:
02/22/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

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