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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an incredibly entertaining, all-access account of McCarthy's life in the minor leagues with the rookie league Provo Angels. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Josh H.
Great baseball book about playing in the minors. The author graduated from Yale, but was a good enough pitcher to get drafted.. It's a very funny book.Published 1 month ago by Ira Sacharoff
Many of the key incidents the author describes have turned out to be fabrications. Unfortunately for McCarthy, organized baseball keeps detailed records on where players were... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lesmok
Easy to read and stories that had me laughing out loud. Very much like other books I've read of the sort (Hayhurst, etc).Published 8 months ago by Bob
Dirk Hayhurst wrote one of the funniest, most telling, intelligent treatises of minor league baseball life I have ever read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Pugwash
Gives a good insight into the minor leagues. Any baseball fan would enjoy this book, especially Angels fans. Will read it again.Published 12 months ago by Tim
I enjoyed this book by minor-leaguer Matt McCarthy. His stories about minor league road trips were great. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Rookie minor leaguers live an uncertain life on the margins. This is a well-written look at one year from the viewpoint of an Ivy Leaguer who, unlike most, knew he didn't have what... Read morePublished 15 months ago by tractorman
Some time ago, I read some excerpts of Matt McCarthy's "Odd Man Out" in Sports Illustrated, and as both a baseball fan and a literary fan who throughly enjoyed Jim Bouton's... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Colorado Rockies 1976