Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Live from New Britain. CT

Part of the fun during my swing through New Britain, Conn., last week. Here I am with Ken Lipshez, the top baseball writer for The Herald.
Thanks to Ken, the students at Central Connecticut State, their teacher Mary Collins and several of Steve Dalkowski's friends and former teammates for making it a grand evening. It was a real joy to read about Steve before an audience that treasures him.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Price stepping up

Great performance by the Rays' David Price on April 25. He pitched his first compete game at the major league level, a four-hit shutout victory over Toronto. Of course, David is the phenom character in High Heat. He often struggled last season and began the year at Triple-A Durham, but he's coming into his own now.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Nationals' fireballer

Stephen Strasburg
Dave Sheinin profiled the newest fireballer in The Washington Post. In High Heat, I focused on the Rays' David Price as the hard-throwing phenom. Still, Strasburg and the Reds' Aroldis Chapman are featured in the book, with the Nats' star among the photo package. We will likely have more about Strasburg and Chapman in the paperback edition next season.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

High Heat a Hit in Utah

Seth Bracken at the Deseret News calls High Heat "a perfect companion for fans of America's greatest pastime."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Publisher's Weekly review

[Wendel] presents a satisfying search for the ultimate fastball pitcher, with a result that's just conclusive enough…while leaving plenty of room for baseball die-hards' second-favorite sport: debating other fans.”—Publishers Weekly, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Simon, Edwards, iPad

The interview with Scott Simon ran on NPR Saturday morning and the one with Bob Edwards for Sirus/XM was replayed on NPR over the weekend. In addition, High Heat is the No. 1 sports book on the new Apple iPad.