• Becoming Mr. October

    Posted by on February 19th, 2013 · Comments (8)

    Comes out this October.

    Gotta be Yankees dirt, therein.

    Comments on Becoming Mr. October

    1. February 19th, 2013 | 4:40 pm

      Doc Gooden and Dallas Green also have books coming out this year.

    2. MJ Recanati
      February 19th, 2013 | 4:55 pm

      At this point, anything Reggie will reveal will either be old news or fabricated.

      Steve L. wrote:

      Doc Gooden and Dallas Green also have books coming out this year.

      I’ll always read about Doc Gooden as he (and Straw) fascinated me as a pre-teen.

      Dallas Green has a book? Snoooooooooozzzzzzzzzzeee……..

    3. Raf
      February 19th, 2013 | 5:52 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Doc Gooden and Dallas Green also have books coming out this year.

      Interesting. Looking back, it’s amazing how much of a hold Doc & Darryl had on the city. Talk about wasted potential. At least both were able get their lives together, at least to a degree.

      Never would’ve figured Dallas Green to release a book, but he has been around for a very long time. I imagine his chapter on the Yankees will be a short one :P.

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      At this point, anything Reggie will reveal will either be old news or fabricated.

      Well you figure if Steinbrenner could come out with another book… Maybe Reggie’s new book will be better than the one put together by he and Lupica?

    4. 77yankees
      February 19th, 2013 | 8:17 pm

      Some publisher probably came to Reggie with a 6 figure advance after his inflammatory HOF comments last year & convinced him to put it in a nice $24.95 package that everyone will roll their eyes at anyhow.

      Is Dallas Green’s book going to be a baseball themed book? Because after the horrible tragedy he & his family had to go through with his granddaughter, that story would probably serve a better purpose than 300 pages on what it was like to deal with Pete Rose & George.

    5. Raf
      February 19th, 2013 | 9:40 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      Is Dallas Green’s book going to be a baseball themed book?

      It appears so;
      http://www.amazon.com/The-Mouth-That-Roared-Outspoken/dp/160078805X

      Interesting selection for the cover; he didn’t even complete the season as Yankees manager. If anything, he should’ve repped the Phillies or Cubs.

      From profanity-laced clubhouse tirades and outspoken opinions on the state of the game to tears at an emotional funeral for his murdered granddaughter, Dallas Green tells his story for the first time in this autobiography. In his nearly 60 years in baseball as a pitcher; manager of three franchises, including both New York squads, the Mets and Yankees; general manager; and executive, Dallas Green has never minced words or shied away from making enemies. Though many bristled at his gruff style, nobody could argue with the result of his leadership: as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, he led the team to a World Series championship in 1980 and as general manger of the Chicago Cubs, he pulled off one of the most lopsided trades in the history of the sport by dealing journeyman Ivan DeJesus to the Phillies in exchange for Larry Bowa and future Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg. This larger-than-life baseball personality shares insights from the mound, the dugout, and the front office as well as anecdotes of some of the game’s biggest stars and encounters with the press, player agents, and the unions. Dallas Green also shares his feelings about his granddaughter, Christina-Taylor Green, who was shot and killed by a deranged stalker in Tucson, Arizona, during an assassination attempt on the life of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Knowing that the loss of his beloved granddaughter has irrevocably changed him, Green discusses how, in the wake of her death, baseball became a coping mechanism for him.

    6. February 19th, 2013 | 9:49 pm

      I hope I’m wrong but Jackson is very capable of making a jackass of himself, so this book could be his last grab at the spotlight before taking up the rocking chair. The Yankees are probably looking to unload his salary, snd George is not around to protect him. Fade out Mr. Jackson.

    7. February 19th, 2013 | 9:59 pm

      Raf wrote:

      Interesting selection for the cover; he didn’t even complete the season as Yankees manager. If anything, he should’ve repped the Phillies or Cubs.

      Your right of course but anything Yankee sells, and the publisher picks the cover (as misleading as that cover is).

    8. KPOcala
      February 20th, 2013 | 12:32 pm

      He had no sense of dignity or class when he was young, he’s hasn’t with age… He gives the impression of an old guy trying to bask in the glory of Youth, even if it’s not his. I loved him when he played, but he needs a cup of Joltin’ Joe…….

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