|About the Book|
The Worcester Quahogs are a mediocre minor league baseball team owned by Bud Templeton and mismanaged by his son, Trey, who is installed as Executive Vice President to give the feckless young man a purpose in life. To his fathers surprise, TreyMoreThe Worcester Quahogs are a mediocre minor league baseball team owned by Bud Templeton and mismanaged by his son, Trey, who is installed as Executive Vice President to give the feckless young man a purpose in life. To his fathers surprise, Trey takes to the job with relish and uses the experience as fodder for a book about Our National Pastime that he hopes will win him literary fame. He is distracted from this dream, and the charms of his fiancee, by one Nae Ann Embree, a cheerleader hired by his father in violation of the games traditions. Nae Ann becomes the focus of a love quadrangle among: Trey- Chip Hilton, a white first base prospect whom she lives with- and Delfayo Newbill, a black slugger sent down from the parent club due to his hair-trigger temper. The romantic catch-and-release combines two of Americas most beloved native products: baseball and screwball comedy. Con Chapman is a Boston-area writer and playwright. He is the author of The Year of the Gerbil: How the Yankees Won (and the Red Sox Lost) the Greatest Pennant Race Ever, a history of the 1978 Red Sox-Yankees season. His plays The Little Theatre and The Undertakers Club, for middle and high school audiences, are published by Eldridge Publishing and Brooklyn Publishers, respectively. His trilogy of plays about hockey-Please, Pope- Number One Hockey Mom- and What Mickey Belle Isle Told You-is published by JAC Publishing, as is A Guy Walks Into a Bar, a trilogy of plays about drinking: The Writer and the Talker, Let Me Buy You a Drink, and The Night of the Grasshopper. His humor has appeared in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and The Boston Globe Magazine, and he is a frequent contributor to the Boston Herald. His humor appears on-line at News Groper, Amazon Shorts, and Flak Magazine.