Since Jim is reading the words he wrote, you can tell how passionate he is about that particular part of the book. You can tell his emotion whether its happy or sad, or if it is still funny to him this day.
From the in the crowd to the out crowd for telling it like it is.
The book is great for learning about baseball before the time of the players union. It is also is interesting hearing baseball traditions and quirks that I thought were unique to the 80's and 90's growing up playing baseball were around well before I was born.
The original part book Ball Four is a good length. If you are really interested in Jim Bouton and what he did in his life after the book, then read the others Ball Five and other editions.
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