"I'd heard stories about the yips actually taking over a player's arm. Making it twitch like a dog with fleas. But I'd always thought they were urban legends."
After winning the pennant last year, the Rounders can't wait to host the midseason All-Star Game!
But shortstop Stump Plumwhiff's got a mean case of the yips. Balls used to disappear into Stump's glove as if he were a one-man Bermuda Triangle, but now he's jumpier than the grasshoppers infesting Rambletown Field.
Nothing can get these bugs to bug off, not even the windiest weather in Rambletown history!
The Rounders need a way to rid Stump of the yips and their home field of insects—before the hated Haymakers hijack the All-Star Game.
About the Author
Kevin Markey thinks "rain" and "out," when used together, are two of the saddest words in the English language. When speaking of weather, "snow" and "day" are much better! Other word combinations as compelling in their way as a bang-bang play on the bases include "greasy slider," "late-inning heroics," and "lasting friendships," concepts that all appear in this book . . . which he hopes will induce gales of laughter (another good one) in every reader.
Kevin is the author of Slumpbuster, Wall Ball, and Wing Ding, all in his Super Sluggers series of baseball adventures, and several books of nonfiction. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children and a lovable yellow-haired dog named Happy. He bats left, throws left, and types with both hands.