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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I read a really neat book today. Bat Boy, by Matthew McGough. McGough was a batboy for the Yankees during the 1992 and 1993 seasons, and the book is a memoir of his experiences. It was the basis for a TV show last season called "Clubhouse," on CBS starring Dean Cain and Christopher Lloyd, but it only lasted a couple of episodes before it was cancelled. What's interesting (to me, a little bit) is that the TV show based on the book existed before the book came out -- the book was published this past May. The book's awesome, actually. I couldn't put it down. All about what it's like to hang around a major league clubhouse, paints a really vivid picture of life in the locker room, has some cool stuff about some players. Jim Abbott and Don Mattingly come off seeming like pretty awesome people. If you're a baseball fan, even if you're not a Yankee fan, it's really a good read. McGough writes well, the pages fly by pretty quickly, and in a lot of ways, even more than a book about baseball, it's a book about being a 16-year-old in New York City, and the process of growing up. Good stuff. I've got nothing negative to say about it at all.

Plus, even better, McGough went to law school. Making this somehow relevant.