Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader
The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.
This week I'm reading: Inside the Empire: The True Power Behind the New York Yankees
by Bob Klapisch and Paul Solotaroff
LOCKED AND LOADED:
WELCOME TO THE BRONX POWER STATION
The General Manager Meetings each fall are baseball's version of a buddies' fishing junket to Belize.
On Page 56:
But now they were back, riding the star-child wave of Jeter, Pettitte, and Mo. That year they won the EAstern Division, beat the Orioles for the pennant (with a little divine intervention from a teenage fan name Jeffrey Maier), and stunned the lordly Braves in the World Series. It was bedlam the next morning in the Canyon of Heroes: seemingly half the city's census turned up on the Lower Broadway to throw kisses and confetti at the Yanks. even the Mets bent a knee in praise, buying an ad in the Daily News to congratulate the team and George himself.
I'm about half way through and I'm really enjoying the book. It's busted some of my bubbles on some of the favorite Yankees, but it's eye opening too.