Running head: PRESENTATION
In the chapters, Michael Boylan explores the intricacies of life through an exciting
exposition of international baseball as he articulates the involvements of multi-cultural players
and their overbearing manager. Chapter seven begins with a detailed description of the Wrigley
Field Chicago in which the baseball matches take place. Boylan successfully connects the
elements of baseball with ethical choice and cultural influence. American politics, the worldview
of Muslims on social issues such as justice, and aspects of race are apparent in the novel. An
aging African American baseball player becomes a mentor to an orphaned European teenage
boy, Bo Mellan. The aging player, Rainbow Billy Beauchamp, played in the Negro Baseball
League as a star pitcher (Boylan, 2017). Here, Boylan highlights the outcomes of racial
segregation in America. The baseball team plays in the Carribean, Chicago, and Mexico. There
is a reflection of the Chicago Cubs performance since 1945, and it is compared to the team's
failure in the 1970 and 1980.
As the manager of the Chicago Cubs, Buddy Bael tells the Rotarians that baseball is
similar to life. Therefore, some of the...