Friday, March 10, 2006

Seattle Baseball Book Club, Update

Okay, I've talked to some people including the bookstore staff and whatnot, and here's what I've got so far. We'll be meeting at the Elliott Bay Book Company, in the downstairs cafe.

The first meeting was:

Saturday April 8th, 4pm - Out of Left Field by Art Thiel

The next two meetings and books will be:

Saturday May 6th, 4pm - Baseball Between the Numbers by Baseball Prospectus writers, edited by Jonah Keri

Saturday June 3rd, 5pm - The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty by Buster Olney

We'll meet and talk about the book for about an hour, and then possibly continue the discussion over at Safeco Field during the Mariners game. I suggest showing up a little early if you want to shop for books or look around the store a bit.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to comment here or send me email (dr4b at hotmail dot com). I'll try to make up a separate book club web page soon with information and further schedules, and maybe some fliers to post in a few bookstores and baseball-like places if it's possible.

The May 6th game is followed by an Indians - Mariners game at 6:05pm. The June 3rd meeting is followed by a Royals - Mariners game at 7:05pm.

In general, meetings will be before or after the first Saturday Mariners home game of the month. We'll be trying to decide/announce books two months in advance, so there's time for the bookstore to order copies if necessary and for people to acquire the books and read them.

So please come to the first meeting with ideas for books you'd like to read in the future, and if you haven't already read Out of Left Field (believe it or not, I haven't), please try to read it by then (but we won't kick you out if you haven't). I've seen it in most bookstores around town and I believe they sell copies at some of the Mariners Team Stores as well.

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