The Most Wonderful Week of the Year
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Roy Berger never lost his desire to be a professional baseball player. Sadly, his baseball dream was cut short by a lack of talent and a high school coach without the foresight to see the potential Berger had, relegating him to the bench. After years of playing catch with his sons or first base in the beer leagues, he thought his days of competing at a higher level were long gone. That is, until the ripe age of fifty-seven, when his dreams became a reality at fantasy baseball camp.
For those with the energy and the resources, fantasy baseball camp affords players an incredible opportunity: the chance to play baseball just like a major leaguer. Through Roy's experience, we go inside some of baseball's most hallowed halls and sacred spaces as he suits up, trains, and plays in the same spots where greats like Roberto Clemente, Al Kaline, and Derek Jeter have, culminating with playing at the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, beautiful PNC Park. So take a trip around the bases for four weeks over four years, as Berger becomes a Pittsburgh Pirate, Detroit Tiger, and a New York Yankee. He proves that anyone blessed with good health and the ability to write a check can do it, too.