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Pam Carey's new book, Minor League Mom, is much more than a sentimental journey. Pam has thoughtfully chronicled not one but two sons who were signed into the Boston Red Sox Farm Teams just days apart. Both boys grew-up in New England playing ball in the neighborhood and in Little League. They were natural athletes with the prerequisite trait of self determination. Their pursuit of the game progressed into high school and later into playing in the Ivy League (Brown and Dartmouth) which were big accomplishments on their own rights. While playing college baseball can be tumultuous, nothing can compare to the highs and lows of being a Minor League Ball Player. Pam and Charley Carey were there every step of the way - and that is what makes the book so interesting. It is written from a parent's perspective. Anyone who has been a parent of boys has probably wondered at least once, "Could my kid make it to the majors?" For most of us that dream slips away rather quickly, but for Pam and Charley and their two sons it seemed it could be right around the corner. So where do you draw that line between manager and coach and supportive loving parent? Undoubtedly you cross it all the time. When do you pursue your own judgment over that of your child? Does the second guessing ever stop, - is it really worth it? Their son Todd summed it up by saying, "I never regretted it for a moment." Which is what you'll say after reading Pam's book.
-Mike Years, childhood friend of Tim and Todd.
Minor League Mom is published by Barking Cat Books and can be ordered through http://www.minorleaguemom.net or any of the places fine books are sold. Read Pam's blog at http://minorleaguemom.blogspot.com