"The Intangibles" are a cluster of non-physical attributes, traits, and habits. Because the concept of an intangible is non-physical, it is a matter of quality rather than quantity. In simple terms, this means that an intangible must be assessed rather than measured. I think we would all agree that measurement of physical attributes is much easier to attain than an assessment of non-physical attributes. Therefore, this book has been written to help the professional and fan alike meet the challenge to assess the non-physical side of the game of baseball. Topics, such as aptitude, instincts, drive, leadership, and character among others are addressed.
One more point to note, as you read this book about the non-physical side of the game of baseball, i.e. the mental, the emotional, and even to a degree the spiritual, it is written as a guide and is not to be read as an epic of any sort. It is purposely written as a brief easy read and is to be used as a source of reference that could be revisited as many times as needed. Furthermore, even though this book is written about and for skilled baseball players, much of what is written is transferable to skilled softball players as well as to athletes in general.