Courtesy of Ed Price, we learn that the hero and the villain at the heart of last season's biggest story have come together to write - along with Daniel Paisner - a book entitled Nobody's Perfect, tracing each of their life stories and chronicling the events of that night on which one mistake turned so much on its head.
It's an interesting partnership, and given that Galarraga and Joyce are now business associates, Price wonders whether the latter should be barred from ever calling a game in which the former may appear. It's an angle that's well worth the few minutes it takes to read Price's article.
What I wonder, though, is how well this book is going to sell in the immediate. The Imperfect Game is, of course, an absolutely captivating story, and I still have trouble believing that it happened. At the same time, it was covered so thoroughly for so long that my sense is that people might be sick of hearing about it. A 240-page book, then, might be a little much.
I can imagine this book selling reasonably well when it's first released, and then finding a second life, and a third life, way down the road. Right now, the incident is still too fresh in our minds. Eventually, though, it'll be mythologized, just like every other wacky event that's ever taken place on a Major League baseball field, and people will care again. People who may have forgotten about it, or people who may not have been alive when it happened. At that point, it could serve as an historical reference.
Me, I've no interest in adding this book to my collection when it comes out in a few months. But 40 years from now, I can easily imagine giving a copy to my hypothetical grandkid. You won't believe what happened one night way back in 2010.