November 11, 2013

My 2004 Book: "Don't Let Us Win Tonight"

Amazon:
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox' unprecedented championship run in the fall of 2004, this guide takes fans behind the scenes and inside the dugout, bullpen, and clubhouse to reveal to baseball fans how it happened, as it happened. The book highlights how, during a span of just 76 hours, the Red Sox won four do-or-die games against their archrivals, the New York Yankees, to qualify for the World Series and complete the greatest comeback in baseball history. Then the Red Sox steamrolled through the World Series, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in four games, capturing their first championship since 1918. Don't Let Us Win Tonight is brimming with revealing quotes from Boston's front office personnel, coaches, medical staff, and players, including Kevin Millar talking about his infectious optimism and the team's pregame ritual of drinking whiskey, Dave Roberts revealing how he prepared to steal the most famous base of his career, and Dr. William Morgan describing the radical surgery he performed on Curt Schilling's right ankle. The ultimate keepsake for any Red Sox fan, this is the 2004 team in their own words.
Don't Let Us Win Tonight is scheduled for release on April 1, 2014.

28 comments:

allan said...

The final cover may not look exactly like this. It should say that Kevin Millar wrote the book's Foreword.

Off to New York for the week, so nothing new until Friday (at the earliest).

Amy said...

Very excited for you and for all your readers---can't wait to get a copy!

Are you in NYC for book matters? Have fun!

Geoff said...

Congratulations.

What is the story behind the tittle `Don't Let Us Win Tonight'?

Jere said...

Woohoo!

FenFan said...

Very exciting, Allan - I look forward to getting my copy next spring!

mattymatty said...

Can't wait to read it, Allan!

dj1480 said...

Congratulations! Hope it's a smash. I'm putting it on my Christmas list pronto!

Kathryn said...

This is awesomeness! Can't wait to hold it in my hands. Congratulations.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

Wooooooooooottttt!

laura k said...

Very exciting! In NY to visit family (now instead of Thanksgiving), not book related.

laura k said...

What is the story behind the tittle `Don't Let Us Win Tonight'?

New fan, eh? :)

Amy said...

I was thinking the same thing, Laura, but perhaps it's just someone without the same level of obsession as some of us! :)

Amy said...

Have fun in NYC! Glad it's for fun, not just business.

laura k said...

News! Another writer friend of ours tells me that pre-ordering a book on Amazon helps boost its Amazon rating. That means when the book comes out, it will be more visible on the Amazon site.

So if you're going to be ordering Allan's book - and why wouldn't you? - if you can pre-order it, that would be even better.

laura k said...

The publisher is in Chicago and the publicity will be in Boston, so not much business for us in New York. Just family and fun. Yay.

9casey said...

Allan, did you meet alot of guys from the 2004 team?

Tom DePlonty said...

Congratulations, Allan! I'm looking forward to reading it.

allan said...

We split the 25-man roster down the middle and most of the interviews were on the phone. I met Youkilis and Ortiz when the teams were at Skydome. All of the other interviews I did were on the phone.

hrstrat57 said...

Outstanding! Good luck with it Allan, I expect you to have great success with this.

Maxwell Horse said...

"...pre-ordering a book on Amazon helps boost its Amazon rating."

Putting in my pre-order now.

9casey said...

Cool! Good Luck brother!

Zenslinger said...

Well done!

RedSoxDiehard said...

WANT.

mattymatty said...

pre-ordered!

allan said...

Pre-order price is now down to $20.04!

Cute!

Jere said...

Was $19.83 two days ago, which I thought was odd. I guess if it's gonna be near 20 bucks, might as well go $20.04.

Franco Capizzo said...

I have really enjoyed reading Allan's fantastic commentary on the blog site for the last few years, so I put my pre-order in.

And $20.04, how awesome it that!!!

laura k said...

Franco Capizzo, great avatar!