Seeing Jerry Seinfeld at the Meyerhoff Friday. Last time we were this close to the stage for a comedian was years ago for the great Sam Kinison, who opened with a typically tasteful bit about necrophilia.
"We're outta here!" my wife hissed in the darkness.
"Are you kidding me? I said. "You try to leave now, he'll KILL you! It'll be like a great white on a baby seal."
She toughed it out. Kinison was hilarious. Seinfeld will be like Mr. Rogers after that.
Received a nice phone call from former Orioles manager Buck Showalter, who said he liked the book. Can't thank him enough for all his help with it. Now if he only still lived in town and I could drag him to a few of my signings ...
Today marks four years to the day since the historic "No Fans Game" at Camden Yards. Read all about it in my new book "When the Crowd Didn't Roar." D.C. friends: I'll be at Politics and Prose on Connecticut Ave. for a discussion/signing Saturday at 1, with my buddy and ace Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks kindly serving as moderator. Would love to have you join us.
Great talk and signing for "When the Crowd Didn't Roar" at the Harford Co. library in Jarrettsville last night! Many thanks to the wonderful staff there. Next stop, if you're waiting breathlessly (and how could you not be?) : Annapolis Barnes & Noble, 1 p.m. Saturday.
The magical mystery tour -- or something like that -- continues. I'll be at the Jarrettsville branch of the Harford Co. library Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a discussion and book-signing. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind literary extravaganza -- the shame and guilt on your part will never go away . . .
Hey, look who likes the book! It's former NAACP prez and Maryland Congressman Kweisi Mfume! "Great piece of writing on a significant piece of baseball and Baltimore history," he writes.
Thank you, Kweisi! Means a lot coming from you.
The road show for “The Crowd Didn’t Roar” continues today with another talk and signing at the Pikesville Barnes & Noble (1819 Reisterstown Road) from 4-6 p.m. Please stop by if you’re in the area. And even if you’re not.
Fun time at the signing last night at Greedy Reads in Fells Point. A great independent book store - thank you Julia for hosting!
I’ll be blabbing and signing my new book “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar” at Greedy Reads (1744 Aliceanna St.) in Fells Point tonight. Showtime is at 7:30. Promise to get you home in plenty of time for the Virginia-Texas Tech championship game.
Taking the show on the road: I’ll be speaking about my new book “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar,” at the @AnnapolisBook Festival, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Key School (534 Hillsmere Drive.) It’s always a fun event. Like a Woodstock for serious readers.
Great launch event last night at the Ivy Bookshop for “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar.” Thanks to everyone for coming out!
A final reminder (OK, some would call it nagging): launch event for my new book is at 7 this evening at the Ivy Bookshop (6080 Falls Road). Would love to see you there.
If you’re not doing anything – and even if you are – please stop by The Ivy Bookshop (6080 Falls Road) Monday at 7 p.m. for the official launch of my new book. It’s the story of the 2015 “No Fans” game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox in locked-down Camden Yards, the tragic Freddie Gray unrest that led up to it, and the therapeutic effect it had on troubled Baltimore.
Advance praise from David Collins, WBAL-TV I-Team reporter: “. . .An amazing chronicle of two major historical and unsettling events in Baltimore City unfolding nearly simultaneously. Rich in detail, author Kevin Cowherd puts you in the empty stands and provides enlightening perspectives from players and local leaders. It’s a great read.”
Thanks so much, David!
Advance praise for “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar" from Booklist: “Cowherd, a veteran Baltimore journalist, knows the city well, and he delivers a fascinating account not only of a baseball game played before an empty stadium, but also of the Freddie Gray case . . . A compassionate, objectively-rendered examination . . .”
Thank you, Wes Lukowsky.
Coming April 1.
Pre-order now: https://amzn.to/2BBPGId
Advance praise for “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar” from Ken Rosenthal, MLB on FOX reporter, senior writer for The Athletic and former The Baltimore Sun colleague: “Really enjoyed it . The book hit all the right notes . . . I zipped right through it and couldn’t put it down!”
Thanks so much, Kenny.
Didn’t even have to pay the guy!
Official release: April 1
Pre Order: https://amzn.to/2BBPGId
Thrilled to announce it’s almost go-time for my new book “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope.” It’s the riveting (he said modestly) chronicle of the 2015 game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at locked-down Camden Yards, the tragic Freddie Gray riots that led up to it, and the therapeutic effect it had on a great American city beset by a seemingly-endless cycle of violence and despair.
Coming April 1.
Pre-order Now: amzn.to/2BBPGId
Excited to display the final dust jacket copy for my new book "When the Crowd Didn't Roar: How Baseball's Strangest
Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope." It's the riveting
chronicle of the historic contest between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox in locked-down Camden
Yards in April 2015, played against the backdrop of the tragic
Freddie Gray riots that engulfed Baltimore.
The book will be published by University of Nebraska Press April 1, 2019.
Here’s the finalized cover design for my new book “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar.” It’s the first
comprehensive account of the most unique baseball game ever played --
the 2015 fan-less contest between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at locked-down Camden Yards – as well
as the tragic Freddie Gray riots that led up to it and the
therapeutic effect it had on a troubled city.
Publishing date: April 1, 2019. From University of Nebraska Press.
Thrilled to announce to my 400 million FB friends – OK, that figure might be slightly off – that
University of Nebraska Press will be publishing my next book,
working title: “When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball’s Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope.”
It’s about the historic 2015 contest between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox in locked-down Camden Yards
– the only major league game ever played without fans – and
a city reeling from devastating riots after the death of a young African-American, Freddie Gray, from injuries
sustained in police custody.
This will be the first comprehensive account of that surreal game, as well as the tragic events that led up to it
and the therapeutic effect it had on a troubled city.
Scheduled release date: April 2019.
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