Calico Joe

calico joe cover imageCalico Joe

John Grisham
General Fiction
Doubleday
Hardcover, 208 pages
$24.95

One of the great taboos in baseball - at any level, from the sandlot to the major leagues - is the beanball. The game accepts the occasional brush-back pitch to keep a batter from jamming the plate, or to chastise him for showboating. A plink on the ribs or rear end is acceptable. But the accepted rule is firm: Do not throw at the head.  

While this book may not be an amazing, or life altering read, it is an enjoyable and well written book. At just over 200 pages, it's quick and easy. Grisham may be known for his legal thrillers, but he knows the game of baseball as well as he knows the courtroom. If you are a baseball fan, you will certainly enjoy this easy summer read.