Mr. Decker handles a behind-the-front-office situation in this story of a veteran ball player trying to fight his way into a place with the stars. The Blue Sox roster glittered with stars, but when Bud Walker, at twenty-two, was sent up to them through the farm system, he thought he was in -- he didn't count on a high-priced star being bought by the gold-plated club to fill his second base spot. Therefore when he was sent up again at twenty-seven and was confronted by an arrogant, brilliant bonus baby, Bud knew this time it was the bushes for keeps. However, an injury to the star, sound journeyman baseball from Bud"" in the pennant drive, a (highly unlikely) player revolt, tell the story. Excellent baseball -- mature perspective.