Baseball is America's pastime and a game loved by many, but not Ethan Feld. His baseball-obsessed father tries to encourage him but Ethan has no love for the game. Or does he?
One morning, Ethan wakes up to discover a fox-like creature on his stomach. This “shadowtail” takes him to the Summerlands, one of the four worlds on the lodgepole, a tree that holds them all up. All the creatures there are obsessed with baseball, and play as often as possible. Ethan brings his two friends, Thor and Jennifer. Jennifer has a true obsession for the game and can throw some heat on the ball. Thor is unique and always speaks in scientific terms and claims that he is from another planet.
We soon discover that he is not human at all but a changeling, a unique creature in the Summerlands.
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