Electric Stuff: A Novel

Electric Stuff: A Novel

by Justin Zeppa


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The definitive baseball comedy, Electric Stuff is a story of the people behind the game and the chaos they create as they try to find their place in the 21st century.

The worst player in baseball has daddy issues. Mostly because they’re both dead.

Charlie Conroy has scraped together 22 awful seasons of low league baseball, forever hoping to escape his father’s shadow. The son of Jackie Conroy, a talented minor leaguer who died tragically young, Charlie has built his career on a willingness to get hit by beanballs, and by having a stepfather who owns his team. When his stepfather also dies, Charlie’s mother, Margaret, installs her son as a coach of Jackie’s old team, the nearly bankrupt Cape Haddock Coelacanths.

The Coelacanths are a flawed group with a crusty manager and a few glimpses of talent. In the middle of a hideous mid-season slump, the team’s prospects for survival look bleak until chance cuts them a break: their major league affiliate is sending its star player, a future Hall of Famer, nicknamed “The Franchise,” for an injury rehabilitation game that will be televised on the Fourth of July.

With the eyes of the nation now on the Coelacanths, it will take the combined skills of Charlie and Margaret to turn the game into a landmark event that could save both the team and the legend of Jackie Conroy for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578636191
Publisher: Pyramid Texts
Publication date: 03/23/2020
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 414,767
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Justin Zeppa is a writer, musician and podcaster. He's best known as the author of The Creeps and Frankenstein Operator's Manual, and as the executive producer and host of the Sauropod podcast. He lives in Iceland. www.justinzeppa.com

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 - Tumbleweed

CHAPTER 2 - Tombstone

CHAPTER 3 - Dead Air

CHAPTER 4 - Purpose Pitch

CHAPTER 5 - Team Chemistry

CHAPTER 6 - Pitch Count

CHAPTER 7 - The Wake Of Defeat

CHAPTER 8 - The Gilded Cage

CHAPTER 9 - Nectar Of The Odds

CHAPTER 10 - Snooze Lagoon’s

CHAPTER 11 - Zero Motel

CHAPTER 12 - Designated For Assignment

CHAPTER 13 - The Franchise

CHAPTER 14 - Human Interest

CHAPTER 15 - Calibration

CHAPTER 16 - Force Play

CHAPTER 17 - Buffering

CHAPTER 18 - Stringing Some Hits Together

CHAPTER 19 - Hurricane Chandler

CHAPTER 20 - Swing Away

EPILOGUE - Home Opener

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