Just because it's both opening day (sorry, that's Opening Day) and April Fools Day, it should be noted that this still holds up remarkably well. Ball Four is not just a great baseball book, but a great American classic, and in my all time top five.
In my former life, I was mad for baseball, a fan of first the Cincinnati Reds, then the Jays for a time.
I can take or leave the game now, but I do miss the easy innocence of being a young fan.
Now for April Fools Day, one of the best hoaxes ever, courtesy of George Plimpton.