The Book of the Week contest: They Called Me God (Update)

March 14, 2014 · 5 comments

Okay, let’s try this again. Seems no one was that interested in The DiMaggios. No biggie; it now gets donated to my public library. Maybe this one is more to your liking: They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived, by Doug Harvey and Peter Golenbock. Although there were lots of comments on Facebook about the BOTW contest, only a couple posted to the Bookshelf site itself.

[Update] So once again, the rules: The fifth person to post a comment on the sitenot like it on Facebook (although that’s greatly appreciated) or via e-mail — wins. It only takes a minute or so. Only comments related to the overall scope of the blog, please; no “My team’s great, your team sucks” nonsense.

  1. If you’ve won a book in the last three months — and you’ll know who you are — you can’t win again. That doesn’t mean you can’t comment, though. Please do.
  2. Not mandatory, but I would appreciate the winners taking a picture of him- or herself with their giftee so I can post it on the blog. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
  3. That’s it. Simple enough, no?

Have at it.

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  • RC O’Leary

    They called him God or He thought he was God? If the title was “I thought I was God” or “I acted like God” would have been one of the best titles in history. Not every ump or ref has a big ego but those that do have the biggest. Thanks for posting, RC O”Leary

  • Andy Sturgill

    I actually really wanted to win the DiMaggio book and was hoping a few more comments showed up so I could make the fifth. Anyway, I’m a bit surprised at the self-aggrandizing title on Doug Harvey’s book. You could maybe expect it from a guy like Rickey Henderson, but an umpire? Obviously quite impressed with himself and his professional resume.

  • esbynum

    Interesting title for a book. I’ve only seen a few books dealing with umpires. Are there are lot of them out there?

  • Keith Sherwood

    Big fan of the Peter Golenbock. Should be a great read. Thanks for the site.

  • Sasha

    I met Doug Harvey during his induction. Very nice guy and I look forward to reading the book. Keep up the great blog.

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