I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back by Ben Blatt & Eric Brewster (2015)
I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back:
30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever
by Ben Blatt & Eric Brewster
Grove Press, 2015
If you have ever dreamed of visiting all thirty major league stadiums in a single summer, read this book first. Especially if you want to make the trip in an even more cramped period of time, such as thirty days. Harvard graduate Ben Blatt devised a schedule using a computer-generated algorithm that would take him to every stadium in a 30-day period in the most efficient way possible. His friend, Eric Brewster, agreed to tackle the journey with him, even though he didn’t like baseball. A missed first pitch, a rainout, and three speeding tickets later, the pair accomplished what they set out to do.
This is the ultimate road trip book for baseball fans, even though it doesn’t delve into the baseball much. It is more a story of friendship, of helping each other execute a task that seems crazy and impossible. Along the way they got to hang out with Theo Epstein, do laundry with David Lough‘s father, and eat lunch with the Jacksonville Jaguars. I Don’t Care If We Never Get Back is an entertaining read from start to finish, and might cause the reader to wonder how much he really loves baseball.