The “Giant Splash” book tour marches on and the next stop will be convenient for Dinesh and Gilfoyle, should they have time to stop by.
I’ll be at Red Rock Coffee Co. in Mountain View (easily accessible from the Caltrain stop on Castro St.) on Saturday, May 30 from 12-2 p.m. signing copies of “Giant Splash.” I will have copies on hand for sale ($25, cash only) and also will have a limited number of copies of “A Band of MiSFits” in recently released paperback form ($13).
If you already have one or both books, by all means bring them along and I’ll be happy to sign those as well.
On Sunday, May 31, I’ll be on the front steps of MoMo’s at 2nd and King, directly across from the Orlando Cepeda statue at AT&T Park. The game against the Atlanta Braves begins at 1:05 p.m. so come early to stock up on both words and pictures of the Giants’ incredible run to the World Series title. I’ll have a supply of books and I’m pleased to tell you that I’ll be joined by KNBR morning host Brian Murphy and award-winning photographer Brad Mangin. They’ll be meeting fans and signing copies of “Championship Blood,” which is somehow even bigger, better and more vivid than their first two outstanding coffee-table collaborations following the 2010 and 2012 World Series-winning seasons.
If you aren’t familiar with “Giant Splash,” it’s a greatest hits book of the most memorable games in 15 seasons at AT&T Park. Would you believe Giants fans have seen four World Series staged there, three pennants clinched (two in walk-off fashion), two no-hitters, a perfect game, the establishment of baseball’s single-season and career home run records, an All-Star Game and more unbelievably thrilling moments than a franchise has any right to expect in a full century, let alone a decade and a half?
And that it all happened in an idyllic setting that is the envy of every other major league team?
The book is in wide release now and I’ll have more signings to announce in the near future, but fair warning, these will be the last opportunities before Father’s Day — and Dad has enough ties, don’t you think?