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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 My Career Was Over Before It Started 1
Chapter 2 My Life as an Outlier 9
Chapter 3 Everyone Has a Story to Tell 22
Chapter 4 My Incredible Hulk Moment 45
Chapter 5 Let the Healing Begin 57
Chapter 6 A Slice of Life in the Minor Leagues 64
Chapter 7 Fresno to Calgary to Florida via Omaha 72
Chapter 8 Heaven Is Missing an Angel 89
Chapter 9 To Cheat or Not to Cheat 97
Chapter 10 Sitting Down with the Home Run King 106
Chapter 11 Building a Brotherly Bond 115
Chapter 12 Joining Forces with Sheff 127
Chapter 13 Phinally a Phillie 145
Chapter 14 Four Greatest Words in the English Language 157
Chapter 15 Doing it for Bree 166
Chapter 16 The Fans of Pittsburgh Deserved Better 181
Chapter 17 There's No Place Like Home 188
Chapter 18 The Magic Season Aboard the Jolly Roger 182
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wasn't sure what to expect from Just My Game as I assumed it would be just another book by an athlete who felt the need to have a book. After reading Grilli's story, however, I found him to be a likeable guy who clearly loves the game, his father and his family. The game of baseball lacks role models these days. After reading Just My Game, I feel like Grilli is someone that I would want my child to emulate. He's not perfect, he's human. Made mistakes and learned from them. I feel the book exhibits that things haven't always come as easy for him as he had hoped they would but he accepts that and is now enjoying his success. Reminds me of a modern day Roy Hobbs or perhaps more accurately his story reminds me a lot of For The Love of the Game.
A book about perseverance that's also inspirational. Most people see the life of an athlete as glamorous, and it often is. However, we fail to understand the grind that it can be, as well as the sacrifices one might make in being away from family for extended periods. Jason helps us see that through his eyes. It's also interesting to hear how grateful he is for his opportunities. I hope he continues to find success as he's had to overcome more than his fair share of setbacks.
As a person who reads pretty much everything (and from almost all genres), I found Jason Grilli's story moving and honestly refreshing. Here is a player willing to share his personal highs and lows, while also letting us, the readers, get a glimpse of the things most important to him: his faith, his love for his family, and his love for baseball. He also happens to throw in an important lesson on never giving up that I think anyone who played sports, or has kids that play sports or really anyone who has felt the pains that life can bring, will appreciate. Overall, it's a story worth telling, a story worth reading and a story worth sharing with family and friends.