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How the Red Sox Explain New England
How the Red Sox Explain New England

How the Red Sox Explain New England

By Jon Chattman, By Allie Tarantino, Foreword by Fred Lynn

SPORTS & RECREATION

240 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781600788024

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2013)

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Overview

The unique intersection between the BoSox fandom and Northeastern culture
An examination of the unique affinity New Englanders have for their Red Sox, this work illustrates how the storied history of the franchise mirrors that of New England itself. Founded in 1901 and playing in front of sold out crowds at Fenway Park for more than a century, the Boston Red Sox are far and away New England’s most beloved franchise, and this work features topics such as the team’s relationship to the Kennedys, the comparison of fans’ treatment of Bill Buckner to the Salem Witch Trials, the fans inside an Irish pub in one of Boston’s toughest neighborhoods, and travels to a miniature replica of Fenway Park in a small Vermont town. Entertaining and informative, How the Red Sox Explain New England is sure to be popular among one of sports’ most passionate and dedicated fan bases.

Reviews

"How the Red Sox Explain New England is a very interesting account of the history of the Boston Red Sox. Rather than reading like a droll history novel, it is more of a collection of 13 different topics relating to the Red Sox, their players, their history and whatever other fun tidbits fans, athletes and media have come up with."—Sports of Boston

Author Biography

Jon Chattman is a noted author, pop culture enthusiast, promoter, and media expert. He is the coauthor of The Book of ‘Bert,’ I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees, Superfly, and Sweet ’Stache. He is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, and founder of TheCheapPop.com. He lives in Mamaroneck, New York. Allie Tarantino is an elementary school teacher and the coauthor of I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut. Fred Lynn is a former professional baseball player and a nine-time All-Star. He was the first Major League Baseball player to be awarded Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Awards in the same season. He lives in Carlsbad, California.

Media

How the Red Sox Explain New England was reviewed on Sports of Boston.
How the Red Sox Explain New England was included in Baseball America's "Spring 2013 Baseball Book List."
Listen to the interview with Allie Tarantino, author of How the Red Sox Explain New England, on "Spadora on Sports."
How the Red Sox Explain New England was mentioned in a post on Pure Grain Audio.
Listen to the interview with Jon Chattman, author of How the Red Sox Explain New England, on "The Pat Williams Show."
How the Red Sox Explain New England was featured on LA Daily News sports columnist Tom Hoffarth's blog, Farther Off the Wall.
How the Red Sox Explain New England was featured in the Portsmouth Herald.
How the Red Sox Explain New England was mentioned on Wicked Local in a lead up to author Jon Chattman's April 13 book signing.
Jon Chattman, author of How the Red Sox Explain New England, was interviewed on the Cail and Company on WTPL Bow, New Hampshire.
How the Red Sox Explain New England was mentioned in The Journal News.

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How the Red Sox Explain New England
By Jon Chattman and Allie Tarantino
Foreword by Fred Lynn

 

When you think of baseball, the words "Red Sox" and "New England" should sound synonymous and quickly come to mind. To those living in and around Boston, baseball is a way of life. It's a religion celebrated in the most holy of holies-Fenway Park-and sometimes feared by fans of opposing teams. To the dedicated, the Red Sox are New England.

 

Examining this unique affinity, How the Red Sox Explain New England (Triumph Books, April 2013) by noted authors Jon Chattman and Allie Tarantino illustrates just how far this storied franchise impacts its surrounding fan-base. From Maine down to Massachusetts, fans of the Red Sox have incorporated their team into the foundations of their towns and How the Red Sox Explain New England lists them all in an easy-to-read format.

 

Chock full of interesting stories and trivial facts, this entertaining and informative guide includes:

 

• The team's relationship with the Kennedy family
• Stories from fans inside an Irish pub in one of Boston's toughest neighborhoods
• Information on the miniature replica of Fenway Park in a small Vermont town
• Why fans compare Bill Buckner to the Salem Witch Trials

 

Reflecting on how the franchise and Northeastern culture often intersect, How the Red Sox Explain New England is sure to be a hit with dedicated Red Sox fans for the 2013 baseball season.

 

About the Authors:
Jon Chattman is a noted author, pop culture enthusiast, promoter and media expert. He is the coauthor of Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story, I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees, A Battle Royal in the Sky, and Sweet 'Stache. He is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, and founder of the music interview and performance site asidesmusic.com. He lives in Mamaroneck, New York.

 

Allie Tarantino is an elementary school teacher and the coauthor of I Love the Red Sox/I Hate the Yankees. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.

 

Fred Lynn is a former professional baseball player and a nine-time All-Star. He was the first Major League Baseball player to be awarded Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Awards in the same season. He lives in Carlsbad, California.

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams, Independent Publishers Group, 312.568.5404, jwilliams@ipgbook.com

 

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