You could say baseball is in our blood. We all love to play and watch baseball. I used to play catcher in high school and my husband was an outfielder for his Little League team. My daughter was a mean third baseman, just like her fav player, the Mets’ David Wright. Speaking of the Mets, so sad. I’m convinced I’m a jinx. Every time that I’ve had division playoff tickets, they’ve lost. I won’t buy them again. Sigh.
I love Mike Piazza! I have his jersey. His and David Wright’s. Two great guys who played with all their heart for the Mets.
Mike was signed to the Dodgers as a favor, but he soon earned his spot with his powerful hitting. In fact, he’s the best hitting catcher of all time.
My most memorable moment of Mike as a Met was at the first game being held at Shea Stadium after September 11th. With the Mets down in the eighth inning, Mike came up to the plate and hit a home run to give the Mets the lead over the Braves.
Mike spent over eight years with the Mets and was inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend as a Met, joining Tom Seaver as the only other Met in the Hall of Fame.
Good morning! I hope everyone is having a great day! Today’s Man Candy is Joe Fernandez from ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. I love baseball and it was such fun to write a story that gave New Jersey it’s own Major League Baseball team.
I also loved that this was a story about an older professional woman, Alicia the trainer, and how she deals with falling in love with a younger man.
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR is specially priced at 99 cents until the end of this week. The sequel, A WINNING SEASON, will be out before the end of the year.
I’m really excited to have released ROOKIE OF THE YEAR mainly because this was a series of my heart when I wrote it over 10 years ago. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR was originally slated for release in 2001, but the line for which I was writing went on hiatus and the book was never released. This is what the original cover looked like! Cartoon covers were big back then, but I like the new cover much better!
I love baseball as you know and back then very few publishers were willing to take on any kind of book with a sports hero. It was therefore quite awesome to be able to do the series about a sport I love. Plus, I got to give NJ their own team finally! Yes, we do have lots of minor league and independent ball clubs in NJ, but I wanted a Major League Baseball franchise in NJ. Maybe one day we’ll get one.
I hope you’ll check out ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. It’s specially priced at 99 cents for a limited time.
The next book in the series, A WINNING SEASON, will be out soon!
So you all know I love baseball and there are so many hotties in the game. Today’s Guilty Pleasure Monday is Minnesota Twins All-Star Catcher Joe Mauer. He is such a cutie. I love his “aw shucks” kind of attitude in this Head & Shoulders commercial. Love his dimples also!
On the field, Joe is the only catcher in MLB history to win 3 batting titles, he was an American League MVP and also won 3 Golden Glove Awards. Way to go, Joe!
Do you have any baseball hotties you want to share with us today?
If you can’t see the video below, you can click on this link: http://youtu.be/pmYuXYeweMQ