Ball Crazy: Confessions of a Dad-Coach
Author: Hal Jacobs
Throughout the course of his twelve-year-old son's baseball summer, Hal Jacobs reflects on the gap between his son's youth baseball experience -- that of uniforms, regimen, pressure -- and his own childhood, growing up playing sandlot in Florida where the trees on the field outnumbered the players.
"Ball Crazy" provides insight into why some men become so obsessed with their child's team, and does so by describing the action, intensity and magic of games (in a way that even nonfans can relate). It's an honest look at the effect of competitive youth sports on the psychological and physical health of both players and parents.