I have been trying to listen to a baseball themed book to get myself geared up for Spring Training. And, I wanted to listen to this before I watched the movie so... I did. It wasn't as witty as last year's Beanballs, and sign stealing book. But, there was humor...it was very eye opening regarding the business side of baseball and the scouting, etc. that goes on behind the scenes. It ended well with a wonderful tie to the beginning! My favorite line: He put on a smile when he pitched, and it wasn't a pretty one. He looked like someone who enjoyed tearing the wings off of flies. I also, enjoyed all of the references to the KC Royals! This is a great book for any baseball fan.