With the assistance of one of the most successful African American entrepreneurs in the country, as well as the commissioner of baseball and a cadre of guardian angels, Maria embarks on her journey to play pro ball. However, Ken and two co-conspirators do their best to sabotage the efforts of the Company to ensure that a woman will never step foot into a major league baseball batter's box. Maria experiences a gamut of emotions as she pursues her dream. She is afraid of making a fool of herself, uncertain of her talents, ecstatic when she starts to realize her dream, and elated when a new, supportive love enters her life. Maria experiences stress, comradery, and humor interacting with male athletes whether on the baseball diamond or in the locker room. Throughout the story, hope spreads the seeds of healing to those who have been left out, left behind, or simply forgotten. Baseball reminds all Americans, again, why it is our national pastime. Why baseball is "Our Game."