No one is better at providing an inside look at a sport than John Feinstein. He does an excellent job at narrating his book, with a fire and enthusiasm you would not find with most of the whitebread narrators on audible who would ruin this audiobook.
He provides just the right mix of background, anecdotes and quotes. You can feel the pressure on these guys to perform, to make it to the BIGS, to THE SHOW. A lot a minor leaguers drop out relatively soon after starting; once it becomes apparent they will never make it, they decide it's time to stop playing a game and move on with their lives. This book is primarily about Triple A (AAA) minor league players and teams.
These are the guys who have been in THE SHOW and are back, or guys who have played for years and years on the cusp of a dream on the verge of either giving up because of age or injuries and moving on or playing one last year to get a shot at a slot on the expanded September MLB rosters.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves baseball (on whatever level it's played).
If you have any interest in college football, you should read "The System," a spectacular and sobering look at College Football, as a Sport and a Huge Multi-Billion$ Business, that:
Explores each of more than a dozen hot and/or intriguing topics in college football;
By way of an illustrative story to humanize it, much like the Michael Lewis method;
Written by respected and gritty reporters who were granted a year of behind-scenes access and ability to interview coaches, ADs, athletes, academic administration, boosters, students, prosecutors, NCAA; and, who
Crafted an astounding collage of The System to give the reader both good and bad, so you can form your own opinions, conclusions and, if nothing else, see the sport in a different light.
I highly recommend it.