Vision Of The Field: A Baseball Fantasy

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
All Jason Kowalski wanted to do was to get tickets to a Baseball game to thank those who helped him when he recieved a heart transplant. Ended up playing an inning of professional baseball instead, causing major concerns and changes in his life and in others.

Table of Contents

Chapter one: the intro and first meeting

Submitted: December 29, 2006

This Book is dedicated to all my friends and family who helped and supported me during my long recovery from my heart-lung transplant ... Read Chapter

Day One

Submitted: January 03, 2007

The next day, I got up earlier than usual. Called Max and told him that the first story would more than likely be ready by tomorrow. That... Read Chapter

Jason's Story Part 1

Submitted: January 08, 2007

If you want to know why I'm doing this, let me tell you a little about myself. I never was a strong person, physically. I was born with a... Read Chapter

Day 2-Rob

Submitted: January 15, 2007

The next day at Wrigley was one of those warm late September days. The sun felt good and for a while everyone could forget about the impe... Read Chapter

Jason's Story II

Submitted: January 18, 2007

After, that little league season I didn't play for awhile but as I grew a little bit older I did get a bit stronger. By high school, I th... Read Chapter

Chapter 7 Day 3- Rob

Submitted: January 22, 2007

We got back late that evening. I had dinner at Jason's house, with his Mom and other relatives. They were delightful hosts and the dinner... Read Chapter

Chapter 8- Rob

Submitted: January 22, 2007

With the Cubs playing an evening game, I had a whole morning to kill. I decided to visit my old newspaper office and see what was going o... Read Chapter

On To New York

Submitted: February 08, 2007

CHAPTER 9: ON TO NEW YORK Tim, Jason and I met at O'Hare airport for a flight to New York. Before I left the hotel I e-mailed anothe... Read Chapter

Jason's Story Continued

Submitted: February 08, 2007

CHAPTER 10: JASON'S STORY CONTINUED Let's see. I guess that I should finish up with Gail before anything else. We stayed together fo... Read Chapter

In New York-Rob

Submitted: February 11, 2007

We arrived in New York on a windy, rainy day. It sort of fit my mood. I thought that all of this was ridiculous, If someone wanted to som... Read Chapter

Jason's Story- The Interlude

Submitted: February 11, 2007

CAHPTER 12; JASON'S STORY- THE INTERLUDE Excuse me if at times I get a little emotional about things at this point. Certainly, the n... Read Chapter

Back At The Hotel-Rob

Submitted: February 18, 2007

CHAPTER 13: BACK AT THE HOTEL-ROB After Jason's story, I could only wonder if I knew what the future held for me as Kowalski did, wo... Read Chapter

Chapter 14- Rob Again

Submitted: February 18, 2007

CHAPTER 14: ROB AGAIN Early the next morning I got a call from my editor. "What kind of story is that? You never have put yourself i... Read Chapter

Jason Continues His Story

Submitted: February 25, 2007

After I got home from the hospital the second time and became hooked up to the oxygen supply, I became even more isolated than before. No... Read Chapter

Meeting the Commissioner

Submitted: March 04, 2007

At noon we were ready to meet with the Commissioner. As we walked into the headquarters, we were escorted into a large hall, where the he... Read Chapter

Meeting the Commissioner (continued)

Submitted: March 04, 2007

In the car, we realized how hungry we were. Tim said, "This meal is on me. I know a great place that we can have some peace and quiet and... Read Chapter

Rob Again

Submitted: March 17, 2007

When Jason was finished, I could see that he was exhausted. We all were. It was near 10pm and I still had to send out my article to the p... Read Chapter

Day Five

Submitted: March 17, 2007

That morning we gathered at the hotel restaurant for a quick breakfast before going to the airport. It was a quiet meal as all of us were... Read Chapter

Day 6- Rob

Submitted: March 30, 2007

I got up early that next morning and decided to amuse myself with breakfast in the hotel room. As I was finishing my coffee and thinking ... Read Chapter

Jason Talks Again

Submitted: March 30, 2007

The 13 months that I waited for the transplant were the longest and hardest of my life. That is until I was recovering from the transplan... Read Chapter

Rob Speaks Again

Submitted: April 03, 2007

I had dinner at Kowalski's place with his mom and a couple of other friends. Then drove out to Wrigley for the game. It was a cooler... Read Chapter

Jason Tellls More

Submitted: April 20, 2007

First thing you have to know is that I was of mixed emotions about the whole deal. I know that if everything turned out right, I'll have ... Read Chapter

Rob Again

Submitted: April 27, 2007

I could have listened to Jason the rest of the day. But looking at my watch, I noticed that it was near time to get to Wrigley Field and ... Read Chapter

Rob Again (continuation of Chapter 23

Submitted: June 14, 2007

During the night I dreamed that I was the baseball player playing for the Chicago Cubs. While at bat I had worked the count up to 3 and 2... Read Chapter

Rob Again (continuation of Chapter 23, Still!)

Submitted: June 19, 2007

But today would likely be the big day for Jason. I wanted to be ready and finished breakfast and then got into my car to go to Wrigley... Read Chapter