Book of the Week Contest: Francona: The Red Sox Years

June 20, 2014

Congratulations to Sasha G. of Cooperstown, NY, winner of Claudia Williams’ Ted Williams, My Father: A Memoir. Just an an aside, Sasha runs Extra Innings, a baseball memorabilia shop across the street from the Hall of Fame.

By the way, I picked up a copy of Frozen: A True Story — My Journey into the World of Cryonics, Deception, and Death, by Larry Johnson, a former employee of the Alcor Institute, where Ted Williams endured his final moments of fame (or infamy, depending on your point of view). I’ve only thumbed through it, so I have no idea about the veracity of the author, but the whole thing looks ghastly. A substantial portion is devoted to the Williams family, which I’m guessing was a main selling point. next book up is a hardcover copy of Terry Francona’s memoir, published last year.

A reminder of the new rules:

This is now a random pick. I didn’t think it was fair for those who did leave a note in weeks where the rest of you lazy buggers might not. But the rest applies. Comments have to be posted on the site — not as a “like” or comment on Facebook (although that’s greatly appreciated) or any other social media or via e-mail — wins.

Comments do not have to pertain to the particular post you are currently reading but they do have to be related to the overall scope of the blog, please; no “My team’s great, your team sucks” nonsense. Y’all have been good about that. Keep it up.

If you’ve won a book in the last three months — and you’ll know who you are — you can’t win again. Share the wealth. That doesn’t mean you can’t share your thoughts, though. Please do.

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. So far, none of you have done that.

That’s it. Simple enough, no?

Have at it.


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