Sacramento is Giants territory, and not just because their Triple-A franchise relocated there. It’s astounding how many baseball fans are clad in orange and black from Placerville to Dixon and everywhere in between (and beyond, too).
I wasn’t able to have a book signing in Sacramento in 2011, when “A Band of MiSFits” came out. But I’m happy to announce that I’ll be at the newly renovated Limelight Bar and Cafe on Friday, May 8 from 5-7 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 “ABOM” 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.
After 7 p.m., I’ll head on over to the River Cats game to watch Adam Duvall, Jarrett Parker, Hunter Strickland and all the other Giants prospects.
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.
One on the horizon: a co-event with Brian Murphy and Brad Mangin, collaborators on the gorgeous “Championship Blood”, for a signing on the front steps of MoMo’s at 2nd and King across the street from AT&T Park on Sunday, May 31 in the hours before the Giants play a Sunday afternoon game.
I’m lining up a few corporate events as well, and always welcome the opportunity to meet with your employees or clients to talk about the Giants’ run of greatness and the importance of teamwork.
Finally, I’m looking for a few more bar/restaurant/baseball hangouts in the East Bay and San Jose areas to hold signing events. Please contact me if you’re interested.