The subtitle of this book is "Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember." It's a thorough but not tedious examination of the particular season through the lens of these two pitchers and teams in the Big Apple. A few years ago I tried to read this in parallel to the baseball season, but I got behind and set it aside for a while. This year in response to the Read Harder challenge, I finally finished it and found it to be a pleasant reminder of summer during the weird weather and hectic holiday activity of December. Though I'm less fond of Feinstein's commentary on various sports programs, I enjoy his books because he manages a good balance between accessibility for the casual sports fan and thorough detail for the more serious fan. In this case, the most meaningful feature is an amusing personal dedication from the author to myspouse, who also works in sports media. We also have a copy of a later edition, with an afterword about the two pitchers' careers beyond 2007.
For a completely different perspective on the same season, check out novelist Jane Heller's Confessions of a She-Fan: The Course of True Love with the New York Yankees.