Coming to a Bookstore Near You: Backstop

Posted: 7th October 2009 by J. Conrad Guest in MLB
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In early 2008, I completed Backstop: A Baseball Love Story In Nine Innings. Backstop is my fourth novel and now second to be published. This year, Second Wind Publishing, an independent press entering their second year, offered to add it to their growing list of titles. You know Backstop. He plays the catcherÆs position for any team in any city in America with a major league ball club. You cheer him when he delivers and boo him when he doesnÆt. I chose to relate the story in first person, from the perspective of the protagonist known only as Backstop. In what could be his last game after 14 years in the major leaguesùthe seventh and deciding game of the World SeriesùBackstop chronicles his rookie season, takes the reader to Chicago, where he finds romance ...

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