Before he left New York to join the Dodgers for spring training, Torre spent the day with Tom Goodman, whose Goodman Media handles the PR for Joe’s Safe at Home Foundation. Just as their board meeting was getting underway, Tom presented Joe with a copy of “She-Fan,” in which I had inscribed a personal note to the former Yankees manager. No, it did not say anything rude. I simply said I hoped he would enjoy reading about the 2007 season from a fan’s pov. Still, I wonder if Joe is sitting on his cross-country flight right now, wincing at the part where I called him out for not taking the team off the field during the Midges Incident in Cleveland.
Other points of interest….While Joe blitzed his way through Larry and Letterman, I’ve been getting the royal treatment from bloggers, and I’d like to express my appreciation. Many sites have posted extraordinarily nice reviews for the book, especially Was Watching and Sox and Pinstripes. Others have done Q&As with me, including Respect Jeter’s Gangster, We’ve Got Heart (a Nationals blog) and The Bronx View, which also hosts a great podcast. And I can’t forget the comic geniuses at It It High, who’ve been doing shtick about the book and making me laugh in the process.
If anyone has time on his or her hands on Sunday, I’ll be interviewed on a show called “Talking Baseball,” which airs on Radio America; I’ll be on live at 4:30 pm ET. I think it’s satellite radio, but for all I know it comes to us from someone’s basement.
Later on Sunday, I’ll have the pleasure of appearing with MLBlogs’ own Brit Morgan (The Yankees Baseball Whisperer) and Bernadette Pasley (This Fan’s Life) on their radio gig, “A Show of Their Own.” I’ll be interviewed at 6:30 pm ET, so call in at 347-945-7751 and say hi.
Oh, one last thing. I’ve got a piece running in Sunday’s New York Times sports section. It’s about my adventure with a tarot card reader. Seriously. I’ll post it when it’s available.
Correction: I’ll be on “A Show of Their Own” at 9:30 pm Eastern Time, not 6:30. Thanks to Bern for pointing that out!