As a baseball fan who's trying to get a little more knowledgeable about the game, this book was excellent. This book goes into pages and pages of details and opinions about the minute details of baseball. I already knew the basic principles behind the hit and run and whatnot, but this book allows itself six or seven page tangents, explaining the vagaries of such subjects in far great detail than I could have. The device of doing so through two baseball games was well-concieved, showing not just the strategy behind techniques, but what the fan watching the game should look for when watching a game. Both games were close, and there was some of the same sense of anticipation, wondering who would win, as attending a baseball game.
Be aware that this book was very technical. While I will definitely lend this book to my brother, who wants to become a sports announcer, I was hoping this might be a primer to baseball strategies for my girlfriend. However, it would obviously be over the head of anybody who can't talk baseball already, or is willing to closely study the book.
My only real complaint is that Hernandez quite often predicts strategies, and then watches the manager do something entirely different. I appreciate the honesty, but instead of speculating, re-explaining himself, or better yet calling up Sparky Anderson after the game, he leaves it at "who can tell?" Still an excellent book, I'd recommend it to anybody who wants to expand their knowledge of baseball.