Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Books and the left side of the infield

A few days ago Bryan submitted a list of his favorite sports books. We can only assume he forgot to mention Roger Kahn's The Boys of Summer. But that's nether here nor there, for today I am happy to announce the release of a new book that is sure to crack many a Top 10 list in the near future.

Ladies and gentlemen, Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Finding the Champion Within, by Mike Lowell, foreward by Josh Beckett.

We traded Hanley Ramirez and all we got was a stinkin book!*

I learned about the book thusly,

Mike Lowell couldn’t have picked a better time to break out of his season-long slump.

Today, his book, Deep Drive, authored by the Boston Herald’s Rob Bradford, hits the shelves.

Last night, Lowell gave sales a boost by falling a triple shy of the cycle, and falling a few feet short of a two-homer night in the Sox’ 6-3 victory over the Tigers."

I'll be damned if that's not one of the more most shameless plugs I've seen for a fellow Sox writers' book. Points for effectiveness though.

If only today's Worcester Telegram & Gazette story on Lugo began this way,

The projection is 44.

That’s how many errors Julio Lugo will wind up with this year if he keeps making them at the same rate he has so far this season — nine in 33 games, which is a ridiculously high amount.

It's fitting that Lugo's error total is piling up in conjunction with today's release of his book, E6: My Failed Efforts to Sabotage the 2007 Boston Red Sox, authored by Dan Sh*********.
*And a few wins last October.

1 comment:

Bryan said...

Have never read Boys of Summer, but have read Summer of '49 (Halberstam).