Saturday, February 24, 2007

Red whited-out

My Red Faber presentation and book-signing was dealt an icy blow this afternoon. Wintry weather – with a blizzard warning issued – doomed my appearance at the Borders bookstore in Dubuque.

The only thing that could have made it worse would have been having no one show up while the weather was perfect.

Anyway, I scraped the thin layer of ice off the windshield, drove the few blocks to Borders and faced the expected – zero attendance. Actually, it wasn’t a total shutout. Gary Gansemer, an acquaintance of many years and a White Sox fan, showed up to have me sign the book he bought at Borders a few days earlier. We ended up talking about Faber, the White Sox and baseball research for the balance of the hour. A fun way to spend a snowy afternoon.

The folks at Borders want to have me back – probably in April. The weather will be better then – won’t it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Susie looked up Kate's blog this morning to see her daughter and she checked out your blog for some unknown reason and found your reference to my visit. She thought it was amazing that the one day she checked out your site you referenced me. It must have been slow in Peoria that she got excited about that.

Thanks for taking the time to talk to me about baseball on Saturday. I hope it didn't keep you from anything else. It was the highlight of my day for sure. The more I get into the book the more I learn something new about baseball of that era. It makes me appreciate what my Dad must have went through. It is also amazing that how some things haven't changed.

Thanks for helping me out of the winter doldrums.

Gary