I couldn't get all the way through this book. There was just WAY too much play-by-play of EVERY game. Of course I expect some game details but I guess I was expecting more history or behind the scenes type stories. I noticed King's writing was more of what I was looking for, less detail oreinted and more fun-loving. Some of the anecdotes of the two writers were funny and I learned a few interesting facts, but I just didn't want to know EVERY detail of EVERY game. Yes, yes, I know the book is about baseball, but I guess since I didn't already know everything there is to know about the 2004 Red Sox season a lot of things went over my head. If YOU are a true die-hard Red Sox fan, I'm sure you'll enjoy this book. I was just looking for more behind the scenes stuff.
If you're a Red Sox fan, you must read this. If you're a baseball fan interested who wonders about the crazy "Red Sox Nation", you must read this. If you're a Yankees fan, probably not. If you hate baseball, don't even consider it.
For when the SuperBowl is over. And you have a few weeks until pitchers and catchers report to camp. Relive the 2004 season. O'Nan is a very boring Dan Orsillo to King's Jerry Remy. And I must admit to skipping over a lot of O'Nan's writing. But King's insightfulness made the book worthwhile.
After being a faithful Red Sox Nation member for 40 years, the winning of the 2004 World Series was a dream come true. Not if you are a Yankee or St. Louis Cardinal fan however. As such I read just about any book or magazine about this great win and season I could get my hands on. This book was one of them. It was a true rendition of the season and I enjoyed reading it very much. I unfortunately found myself wading through way too much extremely foul language. If this hadn't been about the Red Sox I would have tossed the book after two chapters. The story was so great it did not have to be laced with obscenities. I read it once, but I would never do so again.