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Author D.D. McDonald has experiences as a minor league baseball player. His frustrations with how unrealistically baseball book and movies portray the lifestyle inspired him to tell the true story and depict what the gypsy life of chasing a dream is actually about in his publication, "Clubhouse Confessions" (published by Xlibris).

This compelling novel reveals the life of old Jim "Buckethead" Miller, a thirty-year old who was once a hard throwing big league pitching prospect. Presently, he is a career minor leaguer attempting his third comeback from yet another devastating knee injury. Losing his once dominant fastball ability that got him to that point, he barely wins the final spot on the pitching staff of the Class AAA Tacoma Loggers. That is when a baseball old-timer, the club's pitching coach, teaches him a highly illegal pitch, one that could get him suspended permanently from baseball. Miller dreads the day when the Loggers' major league affiliate releases him from his contract, thus ending his dream and making him find a career outside baseball in a brutally obscene location, the real world. Will he come to understand that there is such thing as life outside baseball?

Skillfully crafting a storyline to show minor league baseball with genuine realism, McDonald also managed to inject a heavy dose of humor to his work. "Clubhouse Confessions" tells readers how difficult it is for players to reach the big league without superstar ability and the huge personal sacrifices that minor leaguers have to make to keep their individual pursuit alive.

"Clubhouse Confessions"
By D.D. McDonald
Hardcover | 6x9in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781499029260
Softcover | 6x9in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781499029284
E-Book | 330 pages | ISBN 9781499029253
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
A former player at the Division I collegiate level, AAA level pro, and collegiate level umpire, D.D. McDonald spent over 50 years around baseball parlaying those experiences into a wild and crazy up-close look at the world of minor league baseball.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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