Can You Believe It?: 30 Years of Insider Stories with the Boston Red Sox

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Overview

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...

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Overview

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.

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"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600786679
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 542,527
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword Mo Vaughn v

Introduction Terry Francona ix

Chapter 1 "Magical Mystery Tour" 30 Years of Red Sox 1

Chapter 2 "The Tracks of My Tears" 1986 13

Chapter 3 "It's Magic" 1988 19

Chapter 4 "Good Times Bad Times" 1990-2002 23

Chapter 5 "A Rush of Blood to the Head"2003 37

Chapter 6 "Don'tStopBelievin"2004 45

Chapter 7 "You Belong With Me"2007 67

Chapter 8 "Missed Opportunity"2008 75

Chapter 9 "Hello, Goodbye"2009-2011 83

Chapter 10 "Midnight Confessions" Me and the Yankees 91

Chapter 11 "With a Little Help From My Friends" Partners and Engineers 99

Chapter 12 "Summer Breeze" Other Broadcasters 119

Chapter 13 "Get Together" Introductions 137

Chapter 14 "Glory Days" My Favorite Players, Coaches, and Managers 147

Chapter 15 "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" Managers, General Managers, and Front Office 183

Chapter 16 "These Eyes" Umpires 195

Chapter 17 "What a Fool Believes" What it Takes to be a Major League Broadcaster 199

Chapter 18 "Get Ready" Preparing to Broadcast a Game 207

Chapter 19 "Jimmy Mack" The Jimmy Fund 213

Chapter 20 "Working My Way Back to You" Everything Comes Back to the Red Sox 223

Chapter 21 "The Man From Galilee" Faith 227

Chapter 22 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Teaching 235

Chapter 23 "We Are Family" Balancing Family Life with Baseball Broadcasting 243

Chapter 24 "Teach Your Children Well" What Baseball Taught My Children 251

Chapter 25 "Tell Her No" No-Hitters I Have Called 257

Acknowledgments Joe Castiglione 259

Acknowledgments Douglas B. Lyons 261

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