• Fantasyland Party

    Posted by on March 23rd, 2006 · Comments (1)

    This evening I had the pleasure to attend a party in Manhattan’s Union Square to celebrate the publication of Sam Walker’s new book Fantasyland.

    It was exciting to be in the room with several of the founding fathers of rotisserie baseball – look, over there, it’s Glen Waggoner! – as well was several participants of Tout Warslook, over there, it’s Lawr Michaels!

    And, I was able to have a nice chat with both Nando Di Fino and Ron Shandler.

    Of course, it also was an honor to meet Sam Walker in person as well.

    But, most of all, what I will remember overall about tonight was being part of such a large crowd of diverse people gathered together to rejoice over the release of an extremely fine baseball book. There must have been close to 100 people at the party – and many of the faces and names there were recognizable members of the fantasy baseball crowd.

    Some say that you can judge a man’s life by the size of his funeral (or something like that). Working from that logic, I estimate that you can judge the excitment generated by a book via the quantity and quality of the people that attend its publication party. Yes, Fantasyland is a winner.

    If you didn’t listen to me back on New Year’s Day, I’ll offer the advice again. If you’re a baseball fan, you’re going to want to read this book.

    Comments on Fantasyland Party

    1. March 24th, 2006 | 10:42 am

      “Garcia” made some comments to this post that won’t show, for some reason, so, I’ll post them on their behalf:

      “I read this book in 6 days. The fastest I ever read a book in my lifetime. I thought it was great. I still can’t believe Nando and Sid thought trading Ortiz for Soriano was the right move….dumb….dumb move.”

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