Mark's problem is that his mother and his brother have become manager and coach, respectively, of his Little League team, at the same time that he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah. This is a good story for children about baseball and Little League, with a New York Jewish flavor, ending with a big ethical problem for Mark and his mother, just as he is entering young manhood at his Bar Mitzvah.
Mark's mother becomes his coach for his baseball team and it looks like they will become champs until he gets some startling news.
Mark Seltzer thought he had enough aggravation studying for his Bar Mitzvah and losing his best friend. It's the last straw when his mother becomes the new manager of his Little League baseball team and drags his older brother, Spencer, along as the coach.
No one knows what to expect with a mother for a manager, but soon Mark and the other players are surprised to see how much they're improving due to coach Spencer's strategy and helpful hints from "Mother Bagel."
It looks like nothing can stop them from becoming champs--until Mark hears some startling news!