Extra Innings by Don Massenzio – an excerpt

I had the pleasure of reading this book some time ago. Of all the stories I have read – and there have been many – this one has stuck with me. It is good! Baseball, family, history, time travel, rich man poor man. The layers build and unfold, as do the characters. I loved it!

Author Don Massenzio

SAMPLEEver since I was a kid in Upstate New York, the magic of going to a baseball game was something I’ll never forget. We had a AAA team in our town and they were the farm club of the New York Yankees. The post World War II stadium was small and quaint. It was also a bit rundown.

I remember opening days when snow had to be plowed from the tarp so the game could take place. I also remember humid summer nights where the mosquitoes were so dense, you had to brush them away from your face.

When I set out to write Extra Innings, I wanted to capture the feeling of that magic, but add another element to the story. What emerged is a story of a sad man, Joe McLean, who’s trying to capture some of his youthful memories as his beloved baseball stadium is being…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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10 Responses to Extra Innings by Don Massenzio – an excerpt

  1. beetleypete says:

    I don’t know the first thing abut baseball, but the love of sport and being part of a community is international.The sport becomes secondary to the experience of the story.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. TanGental says:

    Thanks Jennie. I read the weekly episodes on Don’s blog and this is on the ol’ kindle to see how he’s changed it. Good to hear you enjoyed it

  3. It’s lovely to see Don and his latest here, Jennie. Wishing him continued… extra success with Extra Innings! Hugs to you both.

  4. Darlene says:

    This book is on my TBR list (which is very long) but I must read it.

  5. Thanks for sharing, Jennie!

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