I have a new book coming out that Amazon recently decided was the No. 1 Hot New Release in its genre — and who am I to argue with hourly algorithms? Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star will be officially released March 14, meaning I will be on the loose talking it up shortly thereafter.
On Sunday afternoon March 19, from noon to two, I’ll be at Foley’s NY, 18 W. 33rd St., between Fifth and Sixth, convenient to Penn Station, not far from Grand Central. Foley’s is simply the best baseball bar and restaurant in all of New York and I’m delighted to be returning to the site of past book and blog soirées. Copies of Piazza will be on hand and I’ll bring a pen if you want one signed. Cap tip to Friend of FAFIF Sharon Chapman for serving as a guiding light in putting together this event.
Two nights later, on Tuesday, March 21, at seven o’clock, I’ll be making my Connecticut debut (as an author; I’ve been in the state before), speaking about Piazza and all matters Met at Staples High School at 70 North Ave. in Westport, home of the perennial powerhouse Wreckers baseball team. The program is open to the public; admission is free and books will be available. My thanks to Staples Baseball and the Diamond Club for inviting me up and Rob and Ryder Chasin for helping to make it happen.
I look forward to seeing you in one or more components of the Tri-State Area next month. In the interim, I hope you’ll check out Piazza, the story of how we went from having one Met in the Hall of Fame to two. If you lived to root for this team in the 1990s and survived, this is the book for you.