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What do a sports reporter, a radio talk-show host and a Mary Kay Sales Director have in common? They're trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Follow the town of Bloomington, Indiana on its quest to buy the L.A. Dodgers and move them to the Midwest. You'll enjoy getting to know the funny residents of this college town as they come together to capture the attention of the nation, turn the baseball world upside down, and pursue an impossible dream.
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Trolley Dodgers

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Overview

What do a sports reporter, a radio talk-show host and a Mary Kay Sales Director have in common? They're trying to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Follow the town of Bloomington, Indiana on its quest to buy the L.A. Dodgers and move them to the Midwest. You'll enjoy getting to know the funny residents of this college town as they come together to capture the attention of the nation, turn the baseball world upside down, and pursue an impossible dream.
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Editorial Reviews

Chris Cavallari
“Trolley Dodgers was a great read. What makes it so enjoyable is that I can identify with the characters. They’re loveable, regular guys who share a dream that most of us would love to do. I’ve been a baseball fan all my life, so any book having to do with the game intrigues me. This work of fiction almost seems real…quite a feat for a work of fiction. Kudos to the author.”
Ram Subramanian
The premise seems preposterous at first. The Los Angeles Dodgers are for sale, and media tycoon Roland Green is making a bid for the team. Not if Andy Bennett can help it, though. Bennett, a reporter, wants his town of Bloomington, Indiana, to buy the Dodgers, with everybody pitching in financially, much like the city of Green Bay did to own the Packers. And so begins Jeff Stanger’s enjoyable yarn about a small town and the big time world of Major League Baseball.

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Jeff Arnett
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading the galley proof of Trolley Dodgers. You did a great job of incorporating many of Bloomington’s great landmarks and characteristics. It was fun to see my hometown featured so prominently in a novel.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014412339
  • Publisher: Blue Trolley Press
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 182
  • File size: 190 KB

Meet the Author

Jeff Stanger was born in 1968 under mysterious circumstances that may or may not have included CIA involvement. He grew up in Indiana and took to writing at an early age. In 1986, he enrolled at Indiana University where he spent the better part of a decade. Despite being handed a degree and a mandate to leave campus, he managed to hang around Bloomington for another 6 years before finally moving to Indianapolis. In 2005, he released his first novel, Trolley Dodgers, based on a column he wrote for the now defunct BC Magazine. (Nearly all of the newspapers and magazines he has worked for have gone under, thus earning him the distinction of being the only writer banned from gainful employment at every major newspaper and periodical in the 48 contiguous states.) Trolley Dodgers was very well received and has earned the author enough money to keep his two turtles fed (He still has to work for a living). The book is a humorous look at the town of Bloomington, IN as they try to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kansaska was released in 2008. Although it's hard to pronounce, it's easy to read and that might be why it's been an ebook hit. The book follows a season in the mythical K.R.A.P. League and is a splendid return to the glory days (1940's) of minor league baseball. When he's not writing books, Stanger is a fundraiser, public speaker, and radio talk show host.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2005

    Not Just for Baseball Fans

    This was an easy, enjoyable read. A good sense of humor throughout, but with a few sentimental family moments that made me really like the characters. Whether you are a baseball fan or not, this story appeals to anyone who appreciates the small, American town and the enthusiasm of a bunch of regular people working together to achieve a dream. I look forward to reading more from this new author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2005

    A Deliciously Absurd Novel

    Trolley Dodgers is a deliciously absurd work of fiction. It is multi-genred and could easily be classified as a hybrid sort of comedy that shakes hands with romance, American sports history, and inspirational narrative. Contained within its wild and outrageous plot are characters and details that make you laugh, cry, and hope with equal measure. In as much as Trolley Dodgers is a make-believe story about Mid-Western could-have- beens that are dream-chasing, it also serves up a hysterical side dish of social commentary about the United States. Set in a ¿college town¿ in Indiana, the novel introduces the reader to various imaginary organizations whose sole purpose is to protest anything and everything, including the hypothetical hot dogs that might someday be sold at the Major League ball park if the dream-chasers capture their dream. These parodies on the politics and social wars that so often polarize American progress leaves the reader in hysterics. Perhaps the biggest, unexpected surprise is that the heroines of the novel include an independent, self-sufficient Mary Kay Sales Director named Kate and a sports-car-driving, race-winning grandma named Roxy. What could be more fantastically unpredictable than a woman in a pink power suit who is hired to raise the money to bring the L.A. Dodgers to Bloomington, Indiana? Or a flower-print-dress wearing grandma that bakes pies and races cars? Trolley Dodgers is well worth the read. It will satisfy all types of readers- those looking for a quick fun escape into an imaginary adventure and those looking to poke a little fun at the social climate of contemporary politics in the U.S.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    Well worth the read

    I was privileged to read a pre-release copy of Trolley Dodgers. This is a story that will appeal to a diverse group of readers ¿ men and women, young and old, sports fanatic and romance lover. It made me laugh out loud and, at times, it made me cry. You¿ll become so caught up with the characters and their lives that you¿ll wish the story could go on. This is an inspirational tale of what happens when a group of people strive for a dream that¿s bigger than anything they ever imagined. It¿s a fresh, poignant and funny glimpse of life in a college town in middle America. Trolley Dodgers is an easy read that¿s sure become one of your favorites and will certainly put this new author on the best seller list.

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