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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (127 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cal Ripken, Jr. Cal Ripken, Cal Ripken, Cal Ripken, Kevin Cowherd Narrator: Cal Ripken, Cal Ripken, Cal Ripken Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Connor Sullivan is too humble to admit it, but he’s the Orioles’ best player: an all-star shortstop and a beast of a cleanup hitter. The Orioles are thankful to have someone with his skill, dedication, and good nature on their Babe Ruth League team.

Lately, though, Connor hasn’t been so good-natured. Maybe he’s worried about things at home, or maybe he’s just been working too hard—whatever the reason, his anger is out of control. When he strikes out or makes an error, he’s a walking Mount Vesuvius, slamming his batting helmet and throwing his glove. His opponents dub him “Psycho Sully.” Even his best friend, Jordy, starts to avoid him. Coach Hammond is ready to bench him indefinitely.

Then the sports editor of the school paper threatens to do a big story on Connor’s tantrums—complete with embarrassing photos. Will Connor be able to get his act together in time to help the team win the championship, or is he destined to become a champion chump on YouTube?

This story, loosely based on a challenge Cal Ripken, Jr., once faced, is filled with plenty of play-by-play action to keep baseball fans riveted.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ben | 1/22/2014

    " This was a pretty good book about someone having trouble balancing his life. Overtime he learns to deal better with his dad losing his job and feels better. He becomes a better player and a better person in the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Linda George | 1/17/2014

    " This is not a book I could recommend very easily. Way too predictable, way too pat. And way too hokey. Will finish it but I really don't want to! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cheri | 1/15/2014

    " Baseball fans might like this, I'm just not a fan. Topics and subtopics: baseball, anger management, unemployed parents, sports columns "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ms.Patterson | 12/13/2013

    " The writing is so bad it hurts. The upside is that the story is so straightforward and superficial and obvious that it will be more accessible. "

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