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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Sports
  • Language:English
  • Pages:256
  • eBook ISBN:9781937706135

Catching Lightning Without the Bottle

by Timothy F. Bouvine

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Blake Benson is kicked off the Chicago Cubs team because of his drinking and carousing. When all his team mates die in a plane crash he is given a shot at sobriety and catching lightning in a bottle by winning the Division with the hastily assembled replacements.
Timothy F. Bouvine, Superior, WI., has penned a superb baseball novel about one, Blake Benson, a former All Star catcher for the Chicago Cubs now relegated to third string because of his drinking. Late again from carousing all night, Benson is kicked off the team in "Hotlanta" and is rerouted home for rehab. That very day the team plane crashes on it's way to play the St. Louis Cardinals and all perish. A suddenly sober Benson is given the chance to be player/coach on a hastily assembled group of untested, washed-up, and--thankfully--some awesome rookie talent. His job is to preserve the 10-game lead bequeathed to the team, stay sober, and beat the hard-charging Cardinals to win the Division. Can he do it? It would be, as Leo Durocher said in 1941, "Like catching lightning in a bottle." Only this time without THE bottle.
About the author
Timothy F. Bouvine began sports-blogging in 2010 and loved his new pursuit of writing so much that he decided to broaden his goals to include a novel. This, his first book, is a continuation of a lifelong love of baseball paired with the knowledge obtained from his own recovery from alcohol abuse. Visit with him on his personal Facebook page or at the Blake Benson or Catching Lightning Without the Bottle Facebook pages.
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