You’re Invited – Save the Date!

Hey, are you busy on Saturday, February 28th from 3-5 p.m.?

If not, I’m having a party and I want you to come. It’s a “Take Me Out to the Book Launch” event to celebrate the publication of this
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and to ring in the ’09 baseball season.
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(See? I’m in such a festive mood I let the Red Sox win that one.)
The bad news? The party is in Santa Barbara. The good news? There’s gonna be free beer!
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And not just any beer. Our host is the Hollister Brewing Company.
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They’re not only providing their great micro-brewed beers, but they’re creating a special beer named after the book. (I think they’re calling it the She-Fan Stout.🙂
And what goes with baseball and beer? You guessed it.
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They’ll also be serving their famous sliders
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and chicken wings
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and pulled pork sandwich. Yum.
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Isn’t all that worth a plane trip? A train ticket? A little drive?
Co-sponsored by our great local newspaper
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the party will feature possible guest appearances by the coach of the Independent League champions, the Santa Barbara Foresters, as well as some of the players.
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Check out how many Foresters went on to play in the majors. It’s quite a list.
We’ll have entertainment on the big screen TVs
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and autographed books for sale.
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And don’t worry about making conversation or mixing in with my friends.
There will be plenty of interesting people to hang out with.
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O.K., then just come for the beer.

30 Comments

Jane – you have to let us know if you will be doing a book signing on the east coast. Your many Red Sox fans would love to visit!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Well, that’s pretty close to me! But I’m not old enough to drink the beer. That guy is pretty scary though.
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

Julia, will do. And I’ll probably have some signings in FL during spring training in March. Maybe I’ll go to Ft Myers and Red Sox fans can line up for me there – ha ha.

Kaybee, a lot of people won’t be drinking the beer, I promise you. And I’ll personally keep the scary guy away from you, so bring some friends and come on up!

Man…I’d love to come, and I’d even make coney sauce! Let me know if you do a midwest swing for your book tour and I’ll be sure to visit!

COB
http://cobf.mlblogs.com

Oh, the coney sauce! I wish you could be there, COB. Sigh.

She-Fan,

We’re hiring Kathy Griffin & Anderson Cooper to live-blog it.

el duque

P.S.: We WILL look for a live-blog.

Excellent idea, duque, although my husband tells me I AM Kathy Griffin. Does this mean you’re not coming? It’s only a quick hop from Syracuse.

She-Fan,

Unfortunately, I’m competing in the windshield-scrape off that weekend.

Maybe we’ll hold an East Coast simulcast?

el duque

Is there going to be an East Coast Event? 😉

Greg
Red Sox Ramblings: http://thevendahhh.mlblogs.com

Jane,
I wish I really wish I could come to this, but I live on the other side of the country. I hope maybe to meet you if you’re on the east coast for Spring Training. That’d be great, I want to get my copy autographed🙂. Hotdogs are the perfect baseball food.
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Oh man. If I had a car, I’d drive up from San Diego. But alas, I have no car. 😦 If you’re ever in San Diego, I’m SO there!
Jen
http://ajroxmywhitesox.mlblogs.com

Never mind the book signing in NY; have a party like that here so I can eat and network simultaneously.
http://paullebowitz.mlblogs.com/

Sounds like a great time, Jane. Keep us in the loop for the NY signings. Would be nice to meet you in person (and get my copy autographed, of course). I’ve been traveling back and forth from Boston to NY so often, the ride doesn’t seem so bad any more.

Steve T
http://soxblog.mlblogs.com

The title of the entry should have been “don’t read this unless you’re planning on being in California on February 28.” Because this just makes me jealous that I won’t be in California until the summer! If you magically make it down to Texas at some point, let me know so I, too, can party!
Kylie — http://kylie.mlblogs.com

Hi Jane! I’ll be there in spirit, but I’ll have a beer and dog here in your honor! How’s that? Maybe you could “live” blog the party?!?
~Skip

Windshield scrape-off. Not a good excuse, duque. I went to college in Rochester, and it didn’t snow every day. Oh, wait. It did.

Greg, the East Coast event will happen if I get on a national TV show. Then I’ll be in NYC.

Elizabeth, I’ll definitely post the dates of the spring training signing. Right now it’s looking like the second week in March.

Sorry about the car, Jen. Wish I could send one to San Diego for you, but it’s not in the budget.

Prince, eating and networking isn’t as easy as it sounds. Nobody talks to you if you have ketchup all over your face or pulled pork between your teeth.

It would be nice to meet you too, Steve. I’ll be sure to let everyone know if I come East.

LOL, Kylie. Much better headline than mine!

Live blogging the party is always an option, Skip. But if that beer they’re naming after the book is any good, I could lose my ability to type.

I would come up with a witty comment but I’m starving now… and need a drink. Thanks, Jane!
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/

Haha, that sounds like a great time Jane… hope everything goes well… i wouldn’t be able to make it– it’s my brother’s birthday and not to mention it’s held on the otherside of the country from where i live😦

-Alex H

Plenty of beer on 2/28, Jeff. All you need is a plane ticket.

Too bad you can’t join us, Alex, but thanks for the good thoughts. So it’s your brother’s birthday on the 28th? I know the perfect gift for him.

I agree with Kylie!! I’m so envious. I wish I could be there, I’m sure it will be a lot of fun. Let me know if you do signing or events near NC🙂

Brit
http://TYBW.mlblogs.com

I wish you could be there too, Brit! But I’m excited about being on your show on February 8th. I hope people will tune in.

Hey, Jane …

That would be great, to be at your Book Launch Party, but the trip to the West Coast may be just a bit too long at that time … I will be there with you, though, in spirit; and, eat a hot dog, and give you a toast with an ice cold beer, for your success, Jane, and the sucess of your book !!! … I look forward to one of your book signings here in the New York area, later on in the year !!! … The Party looks like it will be fun; I wish I could be there !!! … Take care, Jane !!! … Jimmy [27NYY], “BY&L” http://baseballtheyankeesandlife.mlblogs.com/

I kinda prefer it if people don’t talk to me and leave me to eat in peace. The ketchup thing might be a good strategy.
http://paullebowitz.mlblogs.com/

Please let me know if you ever plan on visiting Texas. I would like to get my copy autographed.

http://thehooks.mlblogs.com/

I know you’ll be there in spirit, Jimmy. I’m counting on it!

Ketchup around the face works every time, Paul. No one will talk to you, or if they do they will back away in seconds.

I’ll be sure to do an alert if I’m in Texas, Dan. I never got there when I was writing the book in ’07 because the Yankees didn’t play the Rangers in Arlington during my leg of the trip. But one of these days….

I wish I was able to go….

~King of Cali
http://kingofcali.mlblogs.com/

Oh, I wish I could go! Indeed, let us know when you’ll be on the East Coast!
http://thisfanslife.mlblogs.com

Will do, Bern. Can’t wait to talk to you and Brit on the show next month!

My regrets, Jane.
You see, I will be knee deep in “poopie” diapers.
But, at least we will have your book to read!
Thanks and best of luck!

http://thehappyyoungster.mlblogs.com/

King of Cali, it’s not THAT far from SF. Come on down!

Well, I guess poopie diapers do take priority over book parties, Happy. We’ll miss you.

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