Dopey Bastid is the sequel to “8″ Center Field in New York, 1951-1957, the historical fiction account of Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider, as told by three thirteen year old friends in 1957. The “best buds” discuss their baseball idols as they complete a book report in their 8th grade class. Well, the three friends are now at it again twenty years later. One of the three has become a noted sportswriter for the NY Daily News and decides to compose a sports novel. His two amigos offer their help as the recollections of dumb decisions made by players, managers, owners and sportswriters are brought to light. The true accounts of such blunders, predominately in baseball, football, basketball and boxing will have you scratching your head, as you laugh out loud, perhaps shed a tear, and reflect about the meaning of friendship. Oh yeah, I guarantee that you call at least one individual described herein a “dopey b——-!
“8″ Center Field in New York (1951-1957)
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At the onset of the 1951 baseball season, the New York Yankees were the defending Major League Champions, having captured their second straight title. They were led by their future Hall of Fame center fielder, Joe DiMaggio. The Brooklyn Dodgers were developing one of the most formidable teams in baseball and were blessed with one Edwin “Duke” Snider, an All Star center fielder entering his prime. Read More Here
Novel about Phenomenal Sportsman Released
A Professional sports team owner (baseball, football, basketball) meets with his general managers to discuss a highly acclaimed college athlete featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His proficiency is in the three sports identified. when the owner becomes disgruntled with the fact that all three of his general managers want the athlete for their respective sport, he exclaims, “why can’t we draft this kid for all three of my teams?” As the college senior competes in each sport during the year, a “due diligence” plan is prepared to have the athlete drafted by all three professional teams. Will the three sport phenom agree to sign a contract requiring him to be available on an as-needed basis for each sport? Will he become an Athlete for Hire?