These smoking bats are at the heart of Kevin Cook’s jazzy Ten Innings at Wrigley, but first there will be some scene setting and then there will be some tidying up after. Along the way, Cook will treat readers to all manner of baseball nuggets, like the kind of color commentator you like to have in the broadcast booth. Plus, there will be a soupçon of baseball patois to keep readers on their toes ... The game itself gets blow-by-blow coverage. There is early season promise in the air and Cook adds enough chatter from the announcers to convey an atmosphere of 1970s radio ... The tempo, the color, the tension all combine to make manifest the excitement as each batter came to the plate ... the soul of the book is the 97 total bases, 11 homers, 45 runs, the at-bat fireworks. Oh boy!