Editor's Note: Excerpted with permission from "I Live for This! Baseball's Last True Believer" by Bill Plaschke with Tommy Lasorda. Copyright 2007 by Bill Plaschke and Tommy Lasorda. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin.
Chapter 4: I bounced around for this
Have some breakfast!"
On a February morning in a small house in Fullerton,
California, the cluttered kitchen suddenly shakes. It is not
an earthquake. It is not a sonic boom. It is a McDonald's
bag filled with ...