Coming home from the gym this afternoon, around 4:30 pm, I caught a little of John Feinstein on the Michael Kay Show (via ESPN Radio in NYC) – and he was talking about his new book: “Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember.” Here’s a description of the book from Amazon.com:
Pitchers are the heart of baseball, and John Feinstein tells the story of the game today through one season and two great pitchers working in the crucible of the New York media market. Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina have seen it all in the Major Leagues and both entered 2007 in search of individual milestones and one more shot at The World Series-Glavine with the Mets, Mussina five miles away with the Yankees. The two veterans experience very different seasons–one on a team dealing with the pressure to get to a World Series for the first time in seven years, the other with a team expected to be there every year. Taking the reader through contract negotiations, spring training, the ups of wins and losses, and the people in their lives-family, managers, pitching coaches, agents, catchers, other pitchers–John Feinstein provides a true insider’s look at the pressure cooker of sports at the highest level.
Now, I have not read this book. But, from listening to Feinstein talk to Kay about it, it sounds very interesting. It certainly sounded like a book that I would be interested in reading. Therefore, I thought I would share some info on it for those who knew nothing about it.