The new owner of the minor league Measleyville Snails, Richard Klade, intends to promote his team with an unbelievable contest: One lucky fan will have a chance to hit a home run to win one million dollars!
George “Darmo” Darmowycz is the worst baseball player in Measleyville history. Any time he has picked up a baseball bat, an embarrassing scene ensues. Fortunately he can usually suffer the shame in silence—until he is selected to be the main clown in the Snails’ media circus.
It’s just happenstance that causes Darmo to be selected for the home run contest…right?
Fortunately Darmo has his best pal, the unsinkable Rex MacFinster, to help—except that MacFinster IS sinking, desperately trying to save his failing furniture store. A failure that may be playing into the hands of one R. Klade.
Soon Darmo and MacFinster are embroiled in a cat-and-mouse game against Richard Klade and his family, as well as a menacing figure from their own past. Can they turn the tables against their enemies? Will MacFinster’s business be ruined? Will Darmo become a national embarrassment due to his baseball ineptitude? Or will his crazy father, Ralph, embarrass him to death first? And how do a dead rubber plant, an overpowered pitching machine, and a guy named Iggy figure into all this?
Plots are twisted, hot dogs are consumed, and at least one girlfriend gets really mad in the comedy adventure MacFinster II: MacFinster’s Folly, the thrilling sequel to MacFinster.