During the fall of last year my wife picked up a few baseball books for me while she hit the local Goodwill and Volunteers of America stores. While a few were hit and miss (such as Mickey Mantle's Quality of Courage) I did enjoy reading Rain Delays by Burt Sugar. Sugar does a decent job immersing readers in stories from summer days of long ago. While not one story stands out more than another, each was a unique trip back to when the national pastime WAS the national pastime. You won't find stories in here from the past decade, but you will find a treasure trove of tidbits that range from prior to the golden era of baseball to the psychedelic 70s. Definitely a good read if you're a fan of the game.