22 April 2012 by Published in: General News 4 comments

Susan and I went out of town this weekend, and when we got home this afternoon, she noticed a box on the front steps of our house. When she grabbed it, she saw that it was from the Kent State University Press, which could mean only one thing: I had gotten my author copies of You Stink! Major League Baseball’s Terrible Teams and Pathetic Players! After 38 years of waiting, I can finally hold the culmination of my idea.

I’m wearing the hat of the 1969 Seattle Pilots in the photo. The Pilots are one of the teams profiled in You Stink!, so I thought it appropriate to wear their hat for the first photo of me holding a copy of the book. In my humble opinion, that’s the ugliest hat ever worn in the history of the Major Leagues, so it’s also appropriate for the subject matter of the book.

Please visit our You Stink!blog for more fun stories, and please contact me if you’re interested in acquiring a copy of the book.

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  1. Mon 23rd Apr 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Congrats! That DOESN’T stink!

  2. Dennis
    Wed 25th Apr 2012 at 5:14 am

    My congratulations as well!


  3. Mike Block
    Wed 25th Apr 2012 at 8:43 pm

    The only good thing about the ’69 Seattle Pilot’s was Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four.” Eric, Congratulations on your latest success..

  4. Phil LeDuc
    Fri 27th Apr 2012 at 3:32 am

    Ah yes, the 1969 Pilots. It could be argued that the “1969” identifier is unnecessary since they only existed in Seattle for one year. And don’t you have the 2008 Mariners (first $100 million payroll team with 100 losses) in the book also?
    That must be special too – two different Seattle MLB teams that qualified for “You Stink”.

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