Very short review of “Blockade Billy” by Stephen King

Great story. Funny write.

North of the Bayou


In honor of the new baseball season this year, I picked up my copy of Blockade Billy by Stephen King and gave it another read through.  It is one of King’s few baseball books and I thought it would be a good idea to give you guys my thoughts on this short book by one of America’s favorite writers.

Stephen King and baseball go together like, well, Stephen King and horror books.  Fans of King have known for years how much the writer loves baseball and in this short book about an unknown catcher with a troubled past, we get a lot of baseball and a little vintage King creepiness as well.  Baseball players are a wild bunch and can at times be reckless (Ala gambling, drinking, womanizing, and more recently drug taking).  The good thing about this story is that King gives Blockade Billy, a good catcher deserted by…

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