Hayward Templeton, a psychiatry grad student at the University of Iowa, grudgingly agrees to pitch in a co-ed baseball game. A stickler for research, he discovers online how to throw a screwball and excels at it. Hayward’s team wins and while celebrating, they accidentally drop him on his head. As he lies on the ground unconscious, a few teammates discuss an upcoming psych quiz. Hayward unknowingly soaks it all in. When he comes to, he begins experiencing bizarre mental disorders — on his way to the big leagues as a screwball pitcher. Screwball is as screwball does.
But humor his key to story’s door … David Belisle is a novelist and screenwriter on an endless quest to find the funny to satisfy Guffaw, the Archangel of Satire. Like getting hit over the head with a bucket of Gatorade, it’s a good time that sticks with you.
A Scrabble-playing, Fantasy Sports buff, the Calgary-based Belisle has sharpened his pencils in New York, Nebraska and the always fun to pronounce Flin Flon, Manitoba.