I Don't Care if We Never Get Back 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/6/2014
  • Publisher: Grove Press
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Ben, a sports analytics wizard, loves baseball. Eric, his best friend, hates it. But when Ben writes an algorithm for the optimal baseball road trip, an impossible dream of every pitch of 30 games in 30 stadiums in 30 days, who will he call on to take shifts behind the wheel, especially when those shifts will include nineteen hours straight from Phoenix to Kansas City? Eric, of course. Will Eric regret it? You might ask, Are Dodger Dogs the same thing as Fenway Franks? As Ben and Eric can now attest, most definitely.

On June 1, 2013, Ben and Eric set out to see America through the bleachers and concession stands of America’s favorite pastime. Along the way, human error and Mother Nature throw their mathematically optimized schedule a few curveballs. A mix-up in Denver turns a planned day off in Las Vegas into a twenty-hour drive. And a summer storm of biblical proportions threatens to make the whole thing logistically impossible, and that’s if they don’t kill each other first.

Charming, insightful, and hilarious, I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back is a book about the love of the game, the limits of fandom, and the limitlessness of friendship.

Author Biography

Ben Blatt is a recent Harvard graduate whose sports analytics studies have been picked up by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Deadspin, and others. A staff writer at Slate, he also consults for the Jacksonville Jaguars Analytics Department.

Eric Brewster, a senior at Harvard College, is the president of The Harvard Lampoon. He is one of the writers of The New York Times best-selling The Hunger Pains: A Parody and of the forthcoming Lampoon parody, The Wobbit.

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