……….the sports commentator is heard saying “Once again the final score is Southern Florida 27 and Georgia Tech 24. To nobody’s surprise, the game MVP is Marc Stevens. He lived up to all of the hype with ten catches for 167 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winner. Whatever happened to the Sports Illustrated jinx?”
I will soon be Publishing my latest book Family of Friends, the third in the trilogy following, “8” Center Field in New York, 1951-1957 and Dopey Bastid. The title was changed to the current cover moniker last November. For almost a year prior I had thought I would be using a title which I fashioned […]
“The sports and the events contrast nicely, making the volume a pleasant reading experience. Saulino is a former engineering executive who has written two previous books about sports. He effectively applies his considerable sports knowledge to offer credible takes on the events he presents. Saulino can write good dialogue and create believable settings. Readers will […]
” There’s some fun stuff in Dopey bastid. Many of the interactions are genuinely amusing and evocative of New York in that time period, and the author’s perspective on legendary sports figures is engaging.”
“Saulino is a talented story teller, and the way he mixes nostalgic sports stories with those of the group of friends is smart and inventive. Readers who don’t follow sports will still find themselves engaged by this tale of friends. Sports fanatics will enjoy Joey’s well researched arguments about missed calls, bad coaching decisions and […]
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. […]
“Lou Saulino follows up his coming of age baseball based novel “8” with Dopey Bastid, a broader scoped sequel. The new novel follows what happens next to the three young heroes growing up in New York City in the 1950’s. Dopey Bastid covers a wide world of sports stories while watching the friends mature. With […]
“Dopey Bastid is a worthy sequel to “8”. The continuing saga of the three close friends is both amusing and heartwarming. Their descriptions of the foibles of sports personalities will entertain and enlighten even the most dedicated sports fans. The chapters on Ted Williams and on the 1960 World Series are especially terrific. Saulino has […]
Well, my third book is entitled Dopey Bastid, and includes a collection of sports stories which identify dumb decisions by managers/coaches, owners, sportswriters, players and even fans. It appears as if I should have added another chapter to the book. But not to despair there will be a follow-up novel. The voting of Baseball Writers of […]
Little Philip left us much too early. Sandy was devasting to Long Island, New York City and the Jersey shore; certainly no resemblance to the adorable pooch in Annie. In both cases I questioned whether “the sun will come out tomorrow”. Little Philip was 18 months old, and had been named after a good friend […]
“Dopey Bastid” is a sequel to “8”, Center Field in New York, 1951 -1957. The latter, a historical fiction account of Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider, was told through the eyes of three 13 year old “best friends” in 1957. The statistics … Get more Dopey Bastid here!
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Order Now from our publisher! Buy Now on Amazon! Click here for a sneak peek inside the book. Lou Saulino’s historical fiction tome, “8” Center Field in New York, 1951 – 1957, recounts the history of baseball in the 1950’s as told through … More about 8