Saturday, July 12, 2014

Baseball As Good Medicine @ 7.17.14 ~ New Book's First Dance

This coming Thursday, July 17, I'm telling a Thurman Munson story at a terrific charity event, "Baseball as Good Medicine." It all takes place at  Jay Goldberg's cool spot, Bergino's Baseball Clubhouse at 67 East 11th Street.

I love the Clubhouse, here are two of my Bergino's pieces: one on Mickey Mantle and one on Gil Hodges.

Thursday, July 17 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Bergino's Baseball Clubhouse

"Baseball As Good Medicine: The Amazing, Magical, Healing Qualities of Baseball - a unique variety of storytellers from sportswriters to rheumatologists to artists to umpires - each telling a story related to this theme in 5 minutes or less! An action packed fun evening of baseball, stories and judges all to benefit a cause.
The cause is a good one, offering kids with medical challenges cameras and other media tools to tell their stories. More information below. Please come out and support the children.
All proceeds from the event go to  Photo ID Foundation. Our work puts cameras and other tools in the hands of young people with medical challenges/life threatening illnesses to enable them to create media projects to tell their stories and transform their experiences.

Hence the theme, "Baseball As Good Medicine©"

This is the second in our series - if you CANNOT attend this event but would still like to make a donation, we would be most grateful! Please Click Here

Storytellers include umpire Perry Barber, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame artist Dick Perez, SLAM Editor-in-Chief Ben Osborne, Dr. Jonathan Samuels, WNYC reporter/writer Jim O'Grady, writer/storyteller Thomas Pryor who appeared in PBS' "Baseball A NY Love Story". With special guest Rabbi Sirkman featured in HBO's Curse of the Bambino. And our exciting panel of judges including performer/writer Mary Brienza and communications wiz John Beilenson!

Among our attendees will be Marty Appel, New York Yankees historian and author of Pinstripe Empire.

We had fun at Eric Vetter's No Name show at Otto's Shrunken Head last Friday night. It was my first public reading from my forthcoming book, "I Hate the Dallas Cowboys - tales of a scrappy New York boyhood." 
(Oct. 2014, YBK)

Thank you, Eric Vetter for inviting me to a swell time, and thank you, Gordon Balkcom for the photos of me reading.

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