Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My all-time favorite baseball starting lineup

-- by @Josh_Suchon

The blog "Baseball Trash Talkin" asked me to join them on their Podcast to talk about how I ended up in Albuquerque, Yasiel Puig, Dee Gordon and my book (duh). 

They posed a fascinating question at the end: who is your all-time favorite lineup at each position? It's not meant to be the best player at each position. It's personal. Your favorite player at each position. It's a great question. It made me think quite a bit, and I love lists, so here goes my dream lineup:

Catcher -- Benito Santiago

My relationship with Benny started when I was 15 years old and the batboy for a spring training game. Benito hit two home runs that day and I high-fived him at home plate after each one. Then I covered him as a newspaper writer. It was actually embarrassing the way he always called me "my favorite reporter" and once refused speaking to others, so I could have the scoop.

The greatest prank of my life involved a story that exaggerated just how close we were. That's a story that should be told over drinks, lots of drinks, but I shared it earlier

Friday, June 21, 2013

Upcoming "Miracle Men" signings

Monday, July 15 -- Barney's Beanery in Santa Monica

13513rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
5-8 pm!santa-monica/c2ia

Come watch Major League Baseball's annual Home Run Derby, grab a bite to eat and a cold beverage, and get an autographed copy of "Miracle Men."

This will be an informal gathering of friends, work colleagues, Dodgers fans, and other baseball enthusiasts. You need not purchase a book to attend the event. Enjoy the Home Run derby with some food and drinks and good people. Or stop by briefly to get a book signed, and enjoy shopping along the Santa Monica Promenade. 

Tim Leary, a starting pitcher on the 1988 Dodgers, is expected to attend the event as well.

Tuesday, July 16 -- Brent's Deli in Northridge

19655 Partenia Street
Northridge, CA 91324
11 am - 1 pm

The famous deli in the San Fernando Valley is owned by long-time Dodgers fans and has always been a meeting place for Dodgers enthusiasts as well.

Author Josh Suchon will visit Brent's Deli for an afternoon signing. Grab a sandwich, utilize the free Wi-fi, stay for dessert, and get your copy of "Miracle Men" signed.

Wednesday, July 17 -- Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach
Bella Terra
7881 Edinger Ave, #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
7-8 pm

Dodgers fans in the Southland are not left out either. On the day after the All-Star Game, author Josh Suchon will do a question-and-answer session, followed by a signing at the Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach.