A Drive Into the Gap is the new book by Kevin Guilfoile. The description reads:
A Drive into the Gap is a true story about fathers and sons, baseball and memory, and the improbable journey of a bat from one of the most iconic moments in the history of the game to the bedroom of a 12-year-old boy.
You can read the first chapter by clicking the link above -- I did, and it’s pretty great. I also downloaded the digital version from the iBookstore, and I can’t wait to start reading. I’m a sports nut in general, but baseball always has (and always will be) my first love. (Selig's bullshit notwithstanding.)
In support of the book’s release, Field Notes is offering a “Day Game” version of their limited edition Colors series. I went ahead and ordered the Day Game Edition, a bundle that includes a dead-tree copy of the book and a 3-pack of memo books. I’ve always been intrigued by Field Notes, as they’re quite popular with several of the writers I read, so I’m excited to get this set and hopefully fall in love.
If you’re someone who likes baseball and writing, you seriously should check this out.