Category Archives: Sports
Here’s a review from Boston Globe‘s Bob Ryan:
Orel Hershiser IV…Kirk Gibson…the irrepressible Tom LaSorda…you know all about them. But Rick Dempsey, Mickey Hatcher, and Danny Heep—aka “The Stuntmen”—not so much. Now, thanks to K. P. Wee’s The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season, you will. This is the story of a very improbable and, yes, lovable bunch, the last LA Dodger squad to win a championship.
— Bob Ryan, Boston Globe, ESPN
The book is due to be released in August 2018, but all you sports fans out there can pre-order now! What a great gift for the baseball fan in your family!
Here’s an appearance I made on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, as a guest on Rob Fai’s Canadians Gameday radio program on TSN1040 Vancouver. I come on at the 41-minute mark.
Looks like I was a sucker during my first two years working at Nat Bailey Stadium as I wore a certain green helmet… The truth about this came out in a broadcast on June 20, 2017, when the sight of a security guard wearing a red helmet made broadcaster Rob Fai remember that story:
I’ve been away from this site for months – so it’s time for an update.
I’d been busy with teaching and writing, and therefore hadn’t had time to post anything here.
The project I’ve been working on is a book on the 1988 Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s a book about the Dodgers’ last World Championship team – and of course I’m rooting against them this year! So, my book will be more meaningful since it will still be the last ever Dodgers team to win a World Series.
Through the help of former Dodger general manager Fred Claire, I’ve been able to talk to 15 ex-players and coaches for this book. It’s been a terrific experience interviewing them to get their memories about that 1988 team.
Finding a publisher has proven to be tricky. Triumph Books showed interest but ultimately said no – they’d published a book on that team some time ago and it was too soon for a repeat. Another publisher looked at my submission and we had discussions, but they decided against taking on this project.
So, we’ll see what happens as I get in contact with others about this book.
The Single-A season in Minor League Baseball has just started, and I’m pleased to share that my story on former Cleveland Indians closer Doug Jones made it into the 2016 Vancouver Canadians program book. Check it out starting on page 48 here.
Get a copy of the program book for $5.00 if you’re at the ballpark!