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Can You Believe It?
Can You Believe It?

Can You Believe It?

30 Years of Insider Stories with the Boston Red Sox
By Joe Castiglione, By Douglas B. Lyons

SPORTS & RECREATION

272 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

ISBN 9781600786679

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2012)

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Overview

Behind the scenes play-by-play from the revered radio announcer
Joe Castiglione is one of a few select announcers whose voice harkens fans back to the home field of their favorite team. After 30 years, his commentary has become as much a part of Boston Red Sox lore as the Green Monster, the Pesky Pole, and Yawkey Way. In this chronicle, the beloved broadcaster offers his insider account of one of the most dominant baseball teams of the past decade—from the heartbreaking 1986 World Series and the turbulent 1990s to the magical 2004 American League Central Series and World Series, the 2007 championship season, and the state of the team today. Castiglione takes fans behind the microphone and into the champagne soaked clubhouse, hotels, and back rooms where even media had no access, and recounts such tales of his tenure as his friendship with Pedro Martinez and what it was like to ride in the Duck Tour boats during Boston’s victory parades.

Reviews

"This new book by long-time Red Sox play-by-play man Joe Castiglione (with an assist from Douglas Lyons) is a baseball fan's dream, rich in anecdote, full of humor and vivid memories."  —Stephen King on Broadcast Rites and Sites

Author Biography

Joe Castiglione has been the voice of the Boston Red Sox since 1983 and is a native New Englander. He lives in Fort Myers, Florida and in the Boston area during the season. Douglas B. Lyons is the coauthor of Curveballs and Screwballs and Out of Left Field. He lives in Scarsdale, New York. They are the coauthors of Broadcast Rites and Sites.

Media

Can You Believe It? was featured in the Madison County Courier.
Watch a segment on Joe Castiglione and Can You Believe It? from the New England Sports Network on NESN.com.
Watch a segment on Joe Castiglione and Can You Believe It? from "Good Day New York" on MyFoxNY.com.
An article posted on Boston.com mentioned author Joe Castiglione attending a book signing for Can You Believe It?.
Can You Believe It? was prominently mentioned on the website Wicked Local Hanover.
Can You Believe It? (Triumph 9781600786709) will be reviewed by Bill Nowlin of the Red Sox's Scout.com page Diehard Magazine in late June.
Joe Castiglione, author of Can You Believe It? interviews on "Pete Braley in the Morning" on WBSM-AM.
Listen to Joe Castiglione, author of Can You Believe It? interview on "Hardly Workin' with Greg Burton" on ESPN 950, WXGI-AM.
Joe Castiglione, author of Can You Believe It?, interviewed with The Big Lead.
Joe Castiglione, author of Can You Believe It? interviews on "Chronicle" on WCVB-TV at 7:00 PM ET.

Book Signings

Past Events


Dec
01
Joe Castiglione - Can You Believe It? ›
Smithfield, RI
2:00pm
Nov
03
Joe Castiglione - Can You Believe It? ›
West Hartford, CT
1:00pm
Nov
02
Joe Castiglione - Can You Believe It? ›
Holyoke, MA
5:00pm
Oct
14
Joe Castiglione & Curt Smith - Can You Believe It? ›
Cooperstown, NY
11:00am
Oct
13
Joe Castiglione - Can You Believe It? ›
Hamilton, NY
10:30am
Sep
08
Joe Castiglione - Can You Believe It? ›
Boston, MA
5:10pm
Aug
04
Joe Castiglione - Can You Believe It? ›
Brookline, MA
4:15pm
May
26
Joe Castiglione - Can You Believe It? ›
Hingham, MA
1:00pm
May
12
Joe Castiglione - Can You Believe It? ›
Dedham, MA
12:30pm

Press Releases

Can You Believe It? 

30 Years of Insider Stories with the Boston Red Sox
by Joe Castiglione with Douglas B. Lyons

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Independent Publishers Group, 312.337.0747, ext. 326, bames@ipgbook.com

 

When baseball fans tune in to listen to their favorite team on the radio, they want to feel like they are hearing an old friend, not someone barking out incessant numbers and words. Joe Castiglione is one of those special announcers whose voice has become as much a part of the team as the all-star players that take the field each game.    

 

After 30 years as the Boston Red Sox announcer, Joe Castiglione (with the help of Douglas B. Lyons) has put together his fascinating autobiography, Can You Believe It? 30 Years of Insider Stories with the Boston Red Sox (Triumph Books, April 2012). In this chronicle, Castiglione takes fans behind the microphone and into the champagne-soaked clubhouse, hotels and back rooms, and recounts tales of his tenure-including his friendship with Pedro Martinez and what it was like to ride in the Duck Tour boats during Boston's victory parades. Offering an insider's account, Castiglione recaps his exciting time spent with one the MLB's most cherished teams with memorable events such as:

 

  • The heartbreaking (4-3) 1986 World Series collapse against the Mets
  • The turbulent 1990's when the team failed to return to the World Series
  • The magical rally in the 2004 ALCS culminating in a World Series championship
  • A return to glory in 2007 led by David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell
  • The current team and where it's headed after a disastrous finish in 2011

 

A riveting insider's glance at one of baseball's most popular teams, Can You Believe It provides Boston Red Sox fans with a thrilling new perspective on a team they have always loved and cherished. 

 

 

About the Authors:

Joe Castiglione has been the voice of the Boston Red Sox since 1983 and is a native New Englander. He lives in Fort Myers, Florida and in the Boston area during the season.

 

Douglas B. Lyons is the coauthor of Curveballs and Screwballs and Out of Left Field. He lives in Scarsdale, New York. They are the coauthors of Broadcast Rites and Sites.

 

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