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The Earth Baseball Tourney: An Invitational to Disaster Claude Walker

The Earth Baseball Tourney: An Invitational to Disaster

Claude Walker

Published July 25th 2012
ISBN : 9781475938715
Paperback
160 pages
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When water magnate (and owner of the minor league Springfield WaterDogs) Reynolds Beckert learns he has a short time to live, his dream of extending the reach of baseball becomes a holy mission. Determined to find the next Clemente in a placeMoreWhen water magnate (and owner of the minor league Springfield WaterDogs) Reynolds Beckert learns he has a short time to live, his dream of extending the reach of baseball becomes a holy mission. Determined to find the next Clemente in a place like Fiji, he organizes a tournament with the largest purse in history and a lottery which will make some lucky fans billionaires.His innocent aim - to share the game he loves with the whole world - goes horribly wrong when it is threatened by ninjas, flaming flamingos, anti-baseball protests, echo clones and killer cellphones. Greed and nationalist zeal take the inaugural Earth Baseball Tourney - and humanity - to the apocalyptic brink.A dark comedy about baseballs globalization and technology-run-amok, The Earth Baseball Tourney: An Invitational to Disaster is an ode to the greatest game ever devised. The lyrical tale reminds fans of their first game with their grandfather, aromas of grilled onions and fresh-cut grass, and that distinctive crack of the bat.