I hope and trust that all had a great Thanksgiving! Nothing like Turkey Day! Mine was almost perfect, only one thing missing!
My girls with my nieces, nephews and significant others. And of course the Crown Jewels, two of my granddaughters.
I want to thank one and all for your kind responses regarding my return. I had to leave the blog for a bit as I was facing a deadline for my book on spring training in Sarasota and Bradenton Florida. It will be released March 4th. I must confess that the abysmal Red Sox season made it a bit easier to leave it! Good God what a painful summer. I am back and will be posting a couple of times a week here as we look towards “next year”.
On Saturday (November 24) Kerry, David and I were at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at the Derby Shops in Hingham Massachusetts and we had a wonderful response! Thanks to all who stopped by and said hello and I must confess that the allure of Fenway Park and the resilience of New England’s Red Sox fans always amaze me. A special thanks to all of the folks who purchased Fenway as a holiday gift. As bad as the Red Sox were this year, Fenway will always be Fenway. There are few better places in the world to pass the time.
My good friend Pete and his lovely wife Donna stopped by to say hello.
Pete and I reach a long way back in Red Sox history as he was an invaluable aid to me when I was plying my wares on the streets outside Fenway back in the early 80s. We hocked many a TShirt together in the closing years of Yaz’s career. More on that in a future blog.
The loquacious Mr. Hickey chats with visitors.
We are hoping to appear a few more times before Christmas for signings and I will keep you posted as to the whens and wheres. In the interim, if you would like to purchase an autographed copy, click here I will be happy to send it along.
Those of you who have followed this blog, may remember that I am involved with the Venice High School baseball team in Venice Florida.
Well on Saturday night the Gulf Coast city of Venice Florida held their annual Christmas Parade. The 2012 Venice High School State Champion baseball team was honored as they were asked to be the grand marshals.
Venice High School 2012 Baseball State Champs.
Well a couple of weeks ago, the Venice High School girls volleyball team won the program’s third State Championship. Head baseball coach Craig Faulkner got together with head volleyball coach Brian Wheatley and the result was that both these teams of champions led the 2012 City of Venice Christmas Parade.
Venice High School 2012 Volleyball State Champions.
I am privileged and exceedingly proud to be associated with these two programs who embody excellence both on and off the field and volleyball court.
“It’s great to be an Indian.”
Excellence, always a noble pursuit.