Just My Game

Just My Game

by Jason Grilli

Hardcover

$24.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620865422
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 05/22/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

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

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Just My Game 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
MelyssaS More than 1 year ago
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.