From Lester C. in Carlisle, Ohio:
I was at the first tryouts in Dayton what an experience...the baseball tryout part was super, I shagged balls for coach Max and man did I get a workout...when it came time to read lines...I could see the fun going on.
One thing Mark stressed was to be yourself....after reading the book....I don't want to see a good baseball movie I want to see a great baseball movie...What a great time the boys and I had. (See entire quote here)
From one of our 8--12 age group players:
[Dear Mr. Donahue]
I am the kid that you met this morning at Action Sports. .... It was so great meeting you, you are one of the best authors that I have ever met. Thank you for writing Last At Bat. It has inspired me in so many ways that I cannot thank you enough. That book has so many life lessons in it that it is amazing. I hope you keep writing superior books like Last At Bat. If I do not get the part I hope someone that understands Dylan Michael (aka Matt Wolf)
so that he can be a great actor for the part of Dylan.
From the mom of two of our players from Wapakoneta:
[Dear Mr. Donahue] We hope things are going well. I wanted to share a critic's report. My father, retired Navy, former school teacher and Bobby socks softball coach all over the country; read the book. He loved it and said that he could hardly put it down. I thought that was worth sharing!
As we said, you are the best!