On reading this book you get an understanding of why Mariano Rivera is on the front cover. Because this book is less about THAT baseball game, and more about the lives of the people involved. And to that end, Rivera comes across not only as a great player but also as a great person.
The story is one of dignity in defeat. And Rivera has it.
The book is a joy because it confirms or destroys, in equal measures, your long held views of the biggest stars in the game, and does so by weaving their life stories around their involvement on that night at the BOB.
You really won't take long to read it.