If you’re among the millions of Mets fans not attending Thursday night’s Mets-Pirates tilt, consider for your evening’s Metsertainment a trip downtown to The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St., convenient to a whole bunch of subway lines) where I’ll be reading from and discussing The Happiest Recap as part of the Varsity Letters sports literature showcase, starting at 7:30. Also appearing will be Christopher Frankie, author of Nailed!: The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra, a player you can expect to show up when The Happiest Recap rounds “Second Base” and summons the Met spirits of 1974 to 1986.
Since I brought it up, here’s a sneak peek at the cover of the second volume:
Banner Day Press art director Jim Haines, who’s been making me look good in print one way or another for more than a decade, is feverishly italicizing, bolding and preparing the text for “Second Base,” which we plan to have ready for you very soon. On Thursday night, I’ll be reading an excerpt from the new volume as well as something special from “First Base (1962-1973),” copies of which will be on hand for your purchasing and personal reading pleasure.
The Happiest Recap is your favorite baseball team as never before presented, bringing together 500 Mets wins in 500 Mets stories, all told by someone who cares about the Mets as much as you do. I look forward to you joining me at Varsity Letters Thursday if you can, and I continue to appreciate the incredibly generous feedback on the series to date.