Apparently, the Sox lost to the Rangers today.
I know. They weren’t supposed to ever lose, but it seems they’re fallible after all. Who would have believed it?
Moving on to the Yankees, the team I’d rather talk about, I sure hope A.J. is over his cold or at least laying off the NyQuil. I’d rather he pitched with a runny nose tomorrow than with a head that feels like a cotton ball.
Mostly, what I’d like to talk about in this post is the Derek Jeter book that came out last month.
Here’s what I want to say about the book: YOU MIGHT SCORE ONE.
How? Because I’ll be having a Derek Jeter Contest, and Abrams, the book’s publisher, has generously offered to send a copy of the book to this blog’s lucky winner.
From the publisher:
Culled from the pages of The New York Times, the book draws upon more than 5,000 news articles and features from the paper’s superb sports reporters, columnists, and photographers, past and present, including Dave Anderson, Fred R. Conrad, Jack Curry, Chang Lee, Buster Olney, Barton Silverman, and George Vecsey, as well as Tyler Kepner, who has written the introduction. The pages are filled with entertaining stories, penetrating insights, and the voices of not only Jeter, but also George Steinbrenner, Joe Torre, Alex Rodriguez, and a host of players. In lively words and action-packed photographs, the volume covers Jeter’s rise, his playing style, his best moments on (and off) the field, his character as a teammate and a leader, and his place in Yankee history.
I’m really looking forward to my copy of the book, which includes over 150 color photos and should be a great keepsake. I’ll have the contest details next week so get ready.
And speaking of books, remember last year when I mentioned Kurt Smith’s Ballpark E-Guides and, more specifically, the E-Guide Yankee Stadium Edition? Kurt is back with the 2011 version. New features are a table of contents and bookmarks for easier navigation, plus updated info and tips for an even better experience at the Stadium. You can check out the E-Guide or download a copy here.
Really hoping the weather in the Bronx will allow for a good game tomorrow. Of course, if FOX and MLB would finally rid us of their antiquated black-out restriction, I might actually get to watch it.