Jack Cooper never imagined a friend like Ed. Up from the farm with a shot as a pitcher on a minor league baseball team, Jack finds his curveball and his career in deep trouble when more than the cows in his barnyard watch him wind up. In a word, he chokes. Cooper's dubious luck brings him an amazing roommate: the new third baseman named Ed--who happens to be a full grown chimpanzee. In ways he could never expect, Cooper's life and career turn completely around when Ed helps him to open his eyes and his heart to the game and the ones he loves.