CHAPTER ONE: The Old Ball Game
Ernie had been totally bamboozled.
In his wildest dreams, Ernie never saw himself standing under the sweltering sun in the far right outfield of the old ballpark during the bottom of the eighth inning in a standoff between the Central Comets and the Bayside Bulldogs. Ernie was absolutely miserable.
"I don't even like baseball!" Ernie hollered to no one in particular. "I got no business in baseball!"
Normally kids in the outfield are happy to make the most of their isolated post by peppering the air with lame jokes like "Betty Crocker makes a better batter!" Some kids bleat "Naaaaah!"...