by Barbara Park | Grades 3-6 | Lexile 590
Alex Frankovitch is the smallest, second-worst kid on his team. But he has a major league-sized mouth. And it gets him into major league trouble! Even Alex knows he's gone too far when he brags his way into a pitching contest with T.J. Stoner, the best player--and biggest jerk--in the whole school (and maybe the whole world!). Can Alex talk his way out this mess? Or is he in for the grand slam of all humiliations? Find out in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud novel!