Bobby Rayburn has an ex-cheerleader for a wife and a girl in every big-league town. The ball comes off his hat like a firecracker. Bobby isn't just a b4seball star. He's a god. Gil Renard has a wife who's left him. His bank balance slides toward zero and his car payments soar past the roof. But the license` plate on his 325i reads "WNSOX." Gil isn't just a frustrated salesman. He's The Fan. Now Gil Renard is about to cross the white line between idol and idolator and become a player in the game. Now he'll sacrifice everything to rescue Bobby Rayburn from an irreversible slump. Now the adoration of The Fan will become the kiss of death.