Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Great Book About The Great Brooks Robinson

Your humble Editor-In-Chief has been a loyal Red Sox fan since attending my first game at Fenway in 1956—except for one year. In 1966, I was also a fan of the Baltimore Orioles. The main reason for that fandom is the subject of this story. In April of 1965, I and my best friend Andy Solberg (who now lives in Maryland) had every kid's dream come true: we met and talked with a Hall of Famer as he walked from Fenway to the team hotel. That player was Brooks Robinson. The recently minted AL MVP was kind, friendly and genuinely interested in talking with two 13-year-old kids from Somerville, Mass. Can you imagine that happening today? Doug Wilson has penned a new biography (Brooks—The Biography Of Brooks Robinson) that memorializes that 'walk of fame' from nearly a half-century ago (see page 137, click on 'look inside' HERE). We will be publishing a full review of the book soon, but we wanted to let you know that a great new book about a truly great person is available now on Amazon.