A Mound Over Hell
It's 2098 and the last season of baseball--forever. After the ravages of WWIII, the once all-American sport is now synonymous with terrorism and treason. Holograms run the bases for out-of-shape players and attendance averages fifteen spectators per game. The only ballpark left is the former Yankee Stadium.
America, nearly wiped out by radical Islam, has established a society based on love. Religion, social media, and the entertainment industry have been outlawed. All acts of patriotism are illegal, and the country is led by Grandma. Heading up the Family in her home base in the Bronx, she works tirelessly to build a lasting legacy for the future.
As baseball historian Puppy Nedick prepares for opening day, a chance encounter lands him face-to-face with former baseball greats. Determined not to go down without a fight, the players band together to revitalize the game for one last hurrah.
But not everyone wants peace. Will baseball become the catalyst for WWIV, or will it save America?
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About the AuthorGary Morgenstein's other novels are Jesse's Girl; Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman; Take Me Out to the Ballgame and The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees. An accomplished playwright, Morgenstein wrote the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock musical The Anthem, as well as the musical Mad Mel Saves the World, and his dramatic works range from A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx to Right on Target, Ponzi Man and Saving Stan. Morgenstein, who grew up in the shadow of his beloved Yankee Stadium, now lives in Brooklyn with his wife, writer-critic Marcina Zaccaria.
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