Batter up! This is a no-brainer read; little wonder that it was made into a movie. Roy Hobbs is a hayseed with all the power of a steroid wonder. His team, the Knights, would seem to be the progenitor of the Cleveland Indians in the movie Major League, while Roy is the progeny of Casey at the Bat. It has all the ennui and hype of modern baseball. Too bad that this wasnt on the required reading list for Pete Rose.