In A False Spring, Pat Jordan traces the falling star of his once-promising pitching career, illuminating along the way his equally difficult personal struggles and quest for maturity. When the reader meets Jordan, he is a hard-throwing pitcher with seemingly limitless potential, one of the first "bonus babies" for the Milwaukee Braves organization. Jordan’s sojourn through the lower levels of minor-league ball takes him through the small towns of America: McCook, Waycross, Davenport, Eau Claire, and Palatka. As the promised land of the majors recedes because of his inconsistency and lack of control, the young man who had previously known only glory and success is forced to face himself.
What did you love best about A False Spring?
I loved the maturing of the author through the story.
What did you like best about this story?
The truth of what becomes of most baseball prospects. It's not a pretty story.
What about Alan Robertson’s performance did you like?
He was perfect for the story.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Too long for that.
Any additional comments?
This book is a classic and should be listened to by every baseball fan. The story is great and the delivery is spot-on.
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